CALGARY, Alta. — So far this offseason, 728 players have transferred from their 2016-17 program, according to Verbal Commits.
That’s a fair number of players.
With that, rosters will look vastly different over the next two seasons, as graduate transfers take to the hardwood this season with their new programs, while others have to wait until the 2018-19 campaign to get into game action.
There have been some great additions for programs all across the country, and there have been some decisions that leave you scratching your head ans asking the age old question of ‘why’.
SEATTLE, Wash. — The off-season following the 2016-17 season has seen a number of programs leave their mark on the transfer market.
The first programs that come to mind are power conference programs. Both the Kansas Jayhawks and the Arizona State Sun Devils have picked up key additions that will help their respective programs in the 2018-19 season.
Then, there’s the Nevada Wolfpack, who are big players in terms of transfers year in and year out. Eric Musselman has done a tremendous job making Nevada a desirable place to play for both incoming recruits and transfer players from across the country.
However, there’s one team in particular who has added a slew of talented players this off-season, but don’t have the national attention to match.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won in fashion Wednesday night to improve their record to 2-0 after a 92-49 blow out against the Seattle University Redhawks.
Early on in the game, the Irish were able to take full control of the game after an opening 4-2 lead for the Redhawks, and were hot from 3-point range. The Irish made 10 three pointers in the opening half; a big improvement from their last game where the Irish only made two three pointers against Bryant University.
On the night, the Irish shot 44.1% from beyond the arc, a big difference from their 18.8% from their last game, and shot 49.2% from the field.
The Irish led by double digits the remainder of the game after going on a 17-2 run and leading the Redhawks 19-6. The Irish took a commanding 31 point lead to end the half with the score at 56-25.
Out of the break, the Irish didn’t take their foot off the gas in the second half, as they outscored the Redhawks 36-24 in the second half and improved to 2-0 with a 92-49 final score.
With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.
The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!
Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.
Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.
Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.