Transfers look to make difference with new teams

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There are three ways college teams can get torn apart: the NBA Draft, graduation, and transfers.  If transfers pick the right schools to go to, they can make a major impact on those teams.  This off-season has had many moves, but you have to look at last year’s transfers to make an impact due to the year of ineligibility for transferring.

Here are some of the biggest names to transfer in the last two years, and transfer lists from major conferences over the last two years.

Eligible in 2015-16

Seth Allen averaged 13.4 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in his final year at Maryland before transferring to Virginia Tech.

Eron Harris is joining the Izzo tribe at Michigan State. Harris, formerly of West Virginia, shot 40 percent from long range making 89 3-pointers in 2013.  Harris will add an outside shooting threat to the already dangerous Spartans.

Robert Carter is a massive 6-8, 250-pound player who averaged 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds during his tenure at Georgia Tech; Carter is joining the Terrapins in Maryland.

Ryan Anderson decided last season to leave Boston College and take his game to Arizona.  Anderson averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds at BC. Standing at 6-9, the power forward will add to a roster that could possibly lose three of its starters.

Terry Henderson is filling the only loss that NC State incurred this year.  The former West Virginia player averaged 11.7 points and made 47 3-pointers in his 2013 season.

Damion Lee, the Drexel wing, has decided to stay in college and play as a graduate transfer. Lee led Drexel in scoring before he broke his hand in February. He is eligible to play for the 2015-16 season and has narrowed his selection to five teams: Arizona, Gonzaga, Louisville, Marquette and Maryland.

Not Eligible in 2015-16

Nick Babb, formerly of Arkansas, has decided to leave the Razorbacks and follow in his brother’s footsteps and become an Iowa State Cyclone.

B.J. Smith is following his family (his dad is assistant coach and his brother is a player) to Old Dominion.  He is transferring from Virginia most likely due to lack of playing time where he only made it onto the court for 13 games.

Players Who Transferred in 2015


  • Boston College: Lonnie Jackson (eligible)
  • Clemson: Patrick Rooks
  • Florida State: Dayshawn Watkins
  • Louisville: Shaquan Aaron, Anton Gill
  • Miami (FL): Deandre Burnett, Manu Lecomnte
  • Pittsburgh: Tyrone Haughton, Joe Uchebo
  • Syracuse: B.J. Johnson (to LaSalle), Ron Patterson (to IUPUI)
  • Virginia: B.J. Stith (to Old Dominion)
  • Virginia Tech: Adam Smith (eligible)
  • Wake Forest: Daniel Green, Aaron Roundtree

Big 12

  • Iowa State: Clayton Custer
  • Kansas State: Marcus Foster, Tre Harris, Nigel Johnson, Jevon Thomas
  • Oklahoma: Frank Booker
  • Texas Tech: Alex Foster, Randy Onwuasor

Big East

  • Marquette: Steve Taylor
  • Providence: Tyler Harris (eligible)
  • Seton Hall: Jaren Sina
  • Villanova: Dylan Ennis (eligible)
  • Xavier: Brandon Randolph

Big Ten

  • Illinois: Aaron Cosby (to WKU)
  • Indiana: Max Hoetzel, Stanford Robinson
  • Nebraska: Tarin Smith
  • Purdue: Bryson Scott
  • Rutgers: Junior Etou, Kerwin Okoro (eligible)


  • Arkansas: Nick Babb (to Iowa State)
  • Cleveland State: Trey Lewis (to Louisville – eligible)
  • Drexel: Damion Lee (eligible)
  • Robert Morris: Marcquise Reed
  • Canisius: Zach Lewis

Players Who Transferred in 2013 (all eligible)


  • Clemson: Avry Holmes (from San Franciso)
  • Duke: Sean Obi (from Rice)
  • Georgia Tech: Nick Jacobs (from Alabama)
  • Miami (FL): Kamari Murphy (from Oklahoma State)
  • NC State: Terry Henderson (from WVU)
  • Virginia: Darius Thompson (from Tennessee)
  • Virginia Tech: Seth Allen (from Maryland), Zach LeDay (from USF)

Big 12

  • Iowa State: Hallice Cooke (from Oregon State)
  • Texas: Shaquille Cleare (from Maryland)

Big East

  • Butler: Jordan Gathers (from St. Bonavenure), Tyler Lewis (from NC State)
  • Creighton: Cole Huff (from Nevada), Mo Watson Jr. (from Boston)
  • Georgetown: Akoy Agau (from Louisville)
  • Marquette: Wally Ellenson (from Minnesota)

Big Ten

  • Maryland: Robert Carter (from Georgia Tech)
  • Michigan State: Eron Harris (from WVU)
  • Nebraska: Andrew White (from Kansas)
  • Ohio State: Trevor Thompson (from Ohio State)


  • Arizona: Ryan Anderson (from Boston College)
  • Dayton: Charles Cooke (from James Madison)

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