Mountain West Basketball: Off Season Transfer Tracker 2019-2020

Mountain West Basketball: Off Season Transfer Tracker 2019-2020

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Mountain West Basketball: Off Season Transfer Tracker 2019-2020

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Departures around the conference and possible destinations.


It is that time again, maybe a little earlier than normal but the off season is here and so the transfers begin.


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Keep track of all basketball movement in and out of the conference.

Updated as of 3/26/2020

College basketball’s end this past week is still a bit surreal, but as many players are already doing across the country we must plan for the future and continue coverage of the Mountain West with the current situation at hand.

So, with any tournament action or updates at a bit of a standstill, we look towards the players in this vacuum of basketball. And for those with eligibility left, this is the time to evaluate their current situations and make decisions.

Still a point of conversation among the NCAA and player advocates, players themselves aren’t waiting around for any kind of new legislation or changes regarding their rights to transfer. As players around the country are already entering their names in the transfer portal as the 2019-2020 season comes to an end.

So we will have an ongoing transfer tracker of players leaving and entering the Mountain West going forward. So make sure to revisit this page all off season for updates as they happen.

Air Force

In: Kind of rare actually

Out: 

A.J. Walker, Sophomore Guard-San Antonio, TX

Years of Eligibility: 2

19-20 Stats: 11.2 PPG 3.5 RPG & 3.0 APG in 32 games (29 starts)

Best Performance: 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals against Fresno State on March. 4th

Possible Destinations: No reported interest at the time of this publication.

This one is going to hurt, Walker became one of the top young players in the Mountain West with a stellar sophomore season. He saw increases in every statistical category and with the players who were lost due to graduation, he was destined for a major role upgrade in 2020-2021.

This was Walker’s Air Force team to lead next season but like many talented Falcon guards before him, he leaves to look for maybe a different role outside of the confines of playing for a service academy or maybe just a different level to play at, who knows. I know one thing, he should draw some major interest after the season he had.

Boise State

In: 

Donovan Ivory, Freshman Guard-Appleton, WI

Previous Stop: UMass-Lowell (AEC)

Years of Eligibility: 3.5

19-20 Stats: 0.7 PPG 1.7 RPG & 0.3 APG in 3 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 2 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist against Massachusetts-Boston on Nov. 12th

Ivory joined the Broncos as a walk-on at semester break from UMass-Lowell in the American East conference where he played very minimally in his first semester with the Riverhawks, about 5.7 MPG in just three games played. He played his best game against NCAA Div. III Massachusetts-Boston back in November where he grabbed five rebounds, scored two points and had one assist.

Out: 

Chenbin ‘Bing’ Huang, Redshirt Freshman-Westlake Village, CA

Years of Eligibility: 3

19-20 Stats: 1.2 PPG 0.6 RPG & 0.6 APG in 5 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 3 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists against Life Pacific on Nov. 5th

Possible Destinations: No rumored interest at the time of this publication. Huang didn’t have any documented offers out of high school besides what looks like an offer from the Colorado School of Mines (Div. II RMAC).

Huang was a walk-on to the Bronco program two seasons ago after spending a post-graduate season at the prestigious Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. He saw the court in minimal time this season but had his best game against NAIA Life Pacific, which was a 77-point blowout in the season opener back in early November. Maybe going a step down in competition to a division II or NAIA school is in the cards for Huang, with an influx of talented backcourt transfers next season, playing timed seemed even further away for the redshirt freshman.

Riley Abercrombie, Redshirt Freshman Forward-Wollongong, Australia 

Years of Eligibility: 3

19-20 Stats: 1.4 PPG 0.7 RPG & 0.2 APG in 17 games (no starts)

Best Performance: 6 points, 2 rebounds on 2/3 shooting from deep against Alabama State on Dec. 14th

Possible Destinations: No reported interest at the time of this publication.

Abercrombie’s departure makes sense given the depth the program is expected to have in the frontcourt next season. But still, after a redshirt season he showed promise with length and an outside game to stretch the floor. But maybe he didn’t see his progress on the court manifesting into more minutes on it anytime soon. Abercrombie is from Australia but attended high school in Houston, TX and held offers from all over the United States before committing to the Broncos.

Colorado State

In: N/A

Out: 

Teyvion Kirk, Redshirt Junior Guard-Joliet, IL

Years of Eligibility: 2

19-20 Stats: 14.1 PPG 5.5 RPG 2.5 APG & 1.3 SPG in 31 games (30 starts) in 18-19 at Ohio

Best Performance: 24 points, 10 rebounds & 4 assists against Austin Peay on Nov. 24th 2018

Possible Destinations: No rumored interest at the time of this publication.

Teyvion Kirk never played a minute for the Rams, outside of practice of course. Kirk transferred into the program last summer from Ohio in the MAC where he had excelled on a middle of the pack Bobcats program. He was expected to come in and compete for a starting role in 2020-2021 after sitting out this past season. But the Colorado State backcourt will be packed next season with four returning starters, incoming freshmen and other sit out transfers becoming eligible to play this fall. Kirk can do a bit of everything as a 6-4 guard and even given the depth I just touched on his departure still hurts a Rams program looking to keep the momentum they started this season going.

Fresno State

In: N/A

Out:

Lozaro Rojas, Redshirt Junior Forward-Porto Seguro, Brazil

Years of Eligibility: 1

19-20 Stats: 1.0 PPG 1.2 RPG & 0.1 BPG in 10 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 4 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist against Cal-State San Bernardino on Nov. 17th

Possible Destinations: No rumored interest at the time of this publication.

Rojas was buried behind a mountain of frontcourt depth this season after playing in twenty-seven games (2 starts) last season as one of only three players standing 6-7 or above on the roster. This season was a different story as there were three players standing 6-10 or above, not to mention three others at 6-7 or above. Stuck on the bench and only seeing action in ten games (5.1 MPG), it was time for a switch. As only senior Nate Grimes‘ graduation was guaranteed to free up minutes and local seven-footer Braxton Meah is set to arrive soon for next season, eating up more minutes.

Aguir Agau, Sophomore Guard-Omaha, NE

Years of Eligibility: 2

19-20 Stats: 4.2 PPG 3.0 RPG & 0.5 BPG in 23 games (10 starts)

Best Performance: 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists against Cal State San Bernardino on Nov. 17th

Possible Destinations: No rumored interest at the time of this publication.

Aguir Agau is a talented athlete with an elite size and length at the guard position. He found himself playing a bit more in the post at times in such a talented guard heavy rotation. With many of those talented guards filling the backcourt being freshmen and sophomores, minutes going into his junior year didn’t seem so guaranteed. A return to the Midwest could be in the cards for the Omaha native but given Agau’s athleticism and rebounding ability, he should find a new home in no time.

Mustafa Lawrence, Junior Guard-Newark, NJ

Years of Eligibility: 1

19-20 Stats: 6.4 PPG 2.9 RPG & 1.4 RPG in 18 games (8 starts)

Best Performance: 16 points, 5 assists and 1 rebound against UNLV on Dec. 4th

Possible Destinations: No rumored or reported interest at the time of this publication.

Lawrence is set to transfer out of the Bulldog program after just one year in Justin Hutson’s program. He definitely hit the ground running and was Fresno State’s starter out of the gate. But the emergence of several talented freshmen guards around him, he saw his role diminish over the season.

Lawrence is well traveled, with a recent stop at Tallahassee C.C. after beginning his career at Missouri State. He’s a solid player who should find a landing spot sooner rather than later, and as a Newark, NJ native he could end up back on the east coast.

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