Mountain West Basketball: Off Season Transfer Tracker 2020-2021

Mountain West Basketball: Off Season Transfer Tracker 2020-2021

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Mountain West Basketball: Off Season Transfer Tracker 2020-2021

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Departures around the conference and possible destinations.


It is that time again, the off season is here and so is the transfers movement. 


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

Updated 4/8/2021

Two Mountain West teams are still engaged in postseason action, but offseason player movement waits for no one and is already in full swing. Unlike last year, when the 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled amid the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are on the eve of the Sweet 16 and NIT Quarterfinals taking place this weekend.

As before 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.

There will also be an extra eligibility tracker updated with some possible overlap if players decide to continue their college basketball careers but transfer elsewhere, stay tuned.

Air Force

In:

Out: 2

Mason Taylor, Sophomore Guard-Kansas City, MO

Years of Eligibility: 3

20-21 Stats: 1.5 PPG, 0.7 RPG & 0.3 APG in 19 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 8 points & 1 rebound against San Diego State on Jan. 22nd

Taylor showed promise in his first season in Colorado Springs, averaging 2.8 PPG in 8.8 MPG. Deciding to stick around for returning/first year (I know) head coach Joe Scott, Taylor looked like a possible player who could break into the starting lineup. That never materialized and the 6-4 guard saw his playing time shrink even further as the season went on.

As we learned with A.J. Walker’s brief time in the transfer portal last spring, players at the Air Force Academy are locked into a military commitment post graduation after two years in school. So Taylor’s decision to transfer and look for an opportunity elsewhere, seems about on schedule for many Falcon transfers.

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

Glen McClintock, Freshman Guard-Kansas City, MO

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 5.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG & 1.8 APG in 20 games (17 starts)

Best Performance: 15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists & 1 steal against Nevada on Dec. 18th

The true freshman from Kansas City has decided to enter the transfer portal after a very promising first year at the Academy. McClintock managed to earn a place in the starting lineup rather quickly after an 11-point performance against Seattle in the Falcon’s second game of the year.

He would go on to start the next 17 contests for coach Joe Scott’s squad but made his last appearance for the Falcons on February 13th against Fresno State.

After a strong freshman campaign, McClintock could certainly find a new home to finish out the rest of his career.

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

Boise State

In:

Out: 2

RayJ Dennis, Sophomore Guard-Oswego, IL

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats:8.6 PPG, 3.0 RPG & 2.9 APG in 28 games (25 starts)

Best Performance: 19 points, 5 assists & 3 rebounds against BYU on Dec. 9th

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

Donovan Ivory, Sophomore Guard-Appleton, WI

Years of Eligibility: 3

20-21 Stats: 0.0 PPG, 0.3 APG & 0.3 SPG in 3 games (0 starts)

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

Ivory transferred to Boise State last offseason from Umass-Lowell but never really found any playing time on a loaded Bronco roster, he is now on the move again.

Colorado State

In:

Out:

Fresno State

In:

Out: 3

Assane Diouf, Sophomore Center-Dakar Senegal

Years of Eligibility: 3

20-21 Stats: 0.3 PPG, 0.3 RPG & 0.2 BPG in 6 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 2 points, 1 rebound & 1 block against William Jessup on Nov. 25th

Diouf is on the move after two seasons in Fresno. The 7-2 center always seemed like a possible impact player in the Mountain West but didn’t quite develop as planned. Down to just six appearances in 2020-2021, Diouf has decided to enter the transfer portal.

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

Alec Hickman, Redshirt Junior, Guard-Riverside, CA

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats: 3.0 PPG, in 1 gm (0 starts)

Best Performance: 3 points against San Jose State on Jan. 10th

Hickman never quite found his way into the Bulldogs rotation after transferring in from East L.A. C.C. back in 2019. After redshirting the 2019-2020 season, Hickman made one appearance for Justin Hutson’s squad on January 10th against the Spartans for a mere 4 minutes. After starting his career at UC-Riverside, it’s unsure where Hickman might go next.

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

Devin Gage, Redshirt Senior Guard-Chicago, IL

Years of Eligibility: 1

20-21 Stats: 3.8 PPG, 1.5 RPG & 1.1 APG in 15 games (4 starts)

Best Performance: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals against Wyoming on Jan. 2nd

Gage came to Fresno after his time in the Big East at Depaul expecting to play a big role on an otherwise depleted Bulldog roster this past season. With the immediate eligibility rulings of local incoming transfers Isaiah Hill, Deon Stroud and later Junior Ballard, playing time became a little more scarce in Justin Hutson’s backcourt than expected.

He is now in the transfer portal hoping to take advantage of the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility, let’s see where the Chicago native ends up to finish out his career.

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

Nevada 

In: 2

Will Baker, Sophomore Center-Austin, TX

Previous stop: Texas (Big 12)

Years of Eligibility: 3

19-20 Stats: 4.2 PPG 2.2 APG & 1.7 APG in 31 games (7 starts)

Best performance: 20 points, 3 rebounds & 1 assists against TCU on Feb. 19th, 2020.

Will Baker is a former top-50 recruit who was recruited by head coach Steve Alford during his time at UCLA. He decided to follow in the footsteps of Grant Sherfield and play for coach Alford in Reno as a former recruit. Baker announced his intentions to transfer last fall before playing a game for the Longhorns this season.

Because he announced his transfer before the start of the fall semester he wasn’t eligible to play immediately when the NCAA granted immediate eligibility waivers to transfers who had been on rosters prior to that date. He will compete for big minutes early on, with a young but experienced Wolf Pack frontcourt.

Addison Patterson, Sophomore Guard-Milton, ON, CAN

Previous stop: Oregon (Pac-12)

Years of Eligibility: 3

19-20 Stats: 4.6 PPG, 1.3 RPG & 0.5 APG in 28 games (0 starts)

Best performance: 17 points, 4 rebounds & 1 block against Boise State on Nov. 9th, 2019.

Patterson another top-50 recruit that has opted to play for coach Alford at Nevada announced his decision to play for the Wolf Pack before the season began in October. Like Baker he joined the program after the start of the fall semester, so he had to sit the 2020-2021 season. He and Baker will join a talented returning roster (no announcements just yet) to contend for a Mountain West title next year.

Out: 4

Robby Robinson, Junior Forward-San Diego, CA

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats: 1.0 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 0.3 APG in 24 games (3 starts)

Best Performance: 4 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist & 1 steal against North Dakota State on Nov. 25th

Robinson was a key member of Nevada’s frontcourt in year one under Steve Alford. Logging 31 appearances (all starts) in about 19.1 MPG. This year his role shifted to mainly a rebounder coming off of the bench in just about 12.7 MPG. Robinson still managed 3.4 RPG in a shrunken amount of playing time. But knew with frontcourt additions for the Wolf Pack already in place and his main competition this past year all still eligible, he may find more playing time elsewhere.

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

Je’Lani Clark, Freshman Guard-Daly City, CA

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: N/A

Best Performance: N/A

Next Stop: North Idaho College

Clark never played a game for the Wolf Pack but was a part of the program over the summer before it was reported he was not enrolled for fall courses. Though a little early, you may still consider this a transfer out of the program.

It was first reported by Simply Basketball and later confirmed by Verbal Commits that Clark found a new home at North Idaho College (juco).

Though their basketball roster isn’t up to date just yet, North Idaho competes in the competitive NWAC. And if the name sounds slightly familiar, Utah State forward Alphonso Anderson attended North Idaho.

Kane Milling, Sophomore Guard-Nantes, France

Years of Eligibility: 3

20-21 Stats: 4.8 PPG, 2.1 RPG & 1.0 APG in 26 games (4 starts)

Best Performance: 17 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist & 1 steal against Colorado State on March 5th

Milling showed progression and potential as he made his impact in the somewhat young and shallow Wolf Pack backcourt this season. Seeing increases in every statistical category and reaching double-digit scoring three times this season. Playing behind All-conference selections Grant Sherfield and Desmond Cambridge this season.

Along with the emergence of freshman guard Daniel Foster into the starting rotation, Milling may have seen his future playing time next season look unfavorable. He has potential and should find no problem finding a new landing spot.

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

Zane Meeks, Sophomore Forward-Prairie Village, KS

Years of Eligibility: 3

20-21 Stats: 9.0 PPG, 5.9 RPG & 0.7 APG in 18 games (10 starts)

Best Performance: 19 points, 8 rebounds on 5-9 shooting against UNLV on Feb. 2nd

Meeks departure into the transfer portal is a big loss for the Wolf Pack. His ability to stretch the floor as a 6-9 combo forward makes him an asset to his future team. The Prairie Village, KS native is the second Nevada front court player to enter the portal. Making what looked like an overcrowded part of the Wolf Pack depth part a little shallower.

Meeks is from Kansas but played prep school ball at the Brewster Academy in the north east, with his skillset he can play anywhere though and should field plenty of interest.

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

New Mexico

In:

Out: 5

Keith McGee, Senior Guard-Rochester, NY

Years of Eligibility: 1

20-21 Stats: 5.9 PPG, 2.1 RPG & 0.3 APG in 8 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 14 points, 2 rebounds & 1 assist against Nevada on Jan. 2nd

McGee was a fan favorite in Albuquerque, for his antics on the bench and his high-flying fast break dunks. His announcement to opt-out of the rest of the season in mid-January was the beginning of the end for the Lobos.

New Mexico would go on to lose 10 of their next 13 games, ultimately all but signing Coach Paul Weirs resignation letter for him when the school announced their “mutual decision to part ways” at the end of the season in February. New Mexico’s disaster of a season doesn’t fall solely on McGee’s shoulders, but he was certainly the first domino to fall.

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

Bayron Matos, Freshman Forward-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 6.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 0.6 BPG in 20 games (15 starts)

Best Performance: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks & 1 steal against Air Force on Feb. 22nd

Matos spent his first semester in Albuquerque redshirting back in 2019-2020. He stepped into a starting role in New Mexico’s frontcourt this past season, and showed some promising moments on the floor. Like any freshman plunged into a big role early in their career, Matos experienced some ups and downs this season, but who in the Lobo program didn’t.

He is a physically gifted played and could possibly head to the east coast with a Big East offer already under his belt. He’s also mentioned returning to play under new coach Richard Pitino next season, so he is definitely a key piece to monitor going forward.

Possible Destinations: Currently offered by Seton Hall, and rumored interest from Georgia State, Tennessee State, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Texas Tech, Brigham Young, California Baptist, Cal-State Bakersfield, Southern Utah, South Alabama, Illinois & Xavier, St. John’s, South Florida

Nolan Dorsey, Freshman Guard-Knightdale, NC

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 0.9 PPG, 0.6 RPG & 0.3 APG in 8 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 7 points, 2 rebounds & 1 steal against Utah State on Jan. 8th

Next Stop: Committed to Holy Cross (Patriot League) on 3/22/21

Dorsey opted out of the rest of the season back in January, and entered the transfer portal soon after. The 6-5 PG made a couple of brief appearances for the Lobos this season, but ultimately opted to return to the east coast for a fresh start at Holy Cross.

Logan Padgett, Sophomore Forward-Homewood, AL

Years of Eligibility: 3

20-21 Stats: 2.9 PPG, 1.4 RPG & 0.5 APG in 8 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 8 points, 1 rebounds & 1 assist against Colorado State on March 3rd

Padgett’s recent decision to enter the transfer portal now well after the announcement of new Lobo coach Richard Pitino this past week is a bit telling. His dad has some history with the Pitino’s playing for CBB legend Rick at Kentucky. His decision to move on may indicate his dad may not stay on Richard Pitino’s staff moving forward.

Either way it is another player exiting the New Mexico program after the coaching change. Not unexpected but given his dad’s status on the coaching staff, there is a little more to pay attention to than any other walk-on not sticking around.

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

Isaiah Marin, Freshman Guard-Phoenix, AZ

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 3.8 PPG, 2.1 RPG & 1.6 APG in 19 games (8 starts)

Best Performance: 13 points & 4 rebounds against Dixie State on Jan. 13th

Marin committed to coach Weir as an intended junior college transfer from South Plains (TX). But opted to join the program in August with a vacant spot open on the New Mexico Roster. His arrival this past fall signified a need at the point guard spot and he ended up becoming a key rotation player as the season progressed. Averaging 19.0 MPG in the team’s last 14 games of the season.

His departure isn’t completely unexpected but he showed potential to contribute for New Mexico under a different set of circumstances. Could he head back to the Juco ranks? It was certainly an option before.

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

UNLV

In: 4

Jordan McCabe, Junior Guard-Kaukauna, WI

Previous stop: West Virginia (Big 12)

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats: 2.2 PPG, 1.4 APG & 1.1 RPG in 28 games (5 starts)

Best performance: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists & 1 steal against Texas Tech on Jan. 25th

McCabe makes his move west after two years in Morgantown, WV under Bob Huggins. The 6-foot floor general and former 4-star recruit out of Kaukauna, WI is the first incoming player to UNLV since the Runnin’ Rebels coaching change. The former YouTube Mixtape star will now transition to Las Vegas and if given immediate eligibility, will likely start at point guard for Kevin Kruger next season.

Royce HammSenior Forward-Houston, TX

Previous stop: Texas

Years of Eligibility: 1

20-21 Stats: 1.9 PPG, 2.5 RPG & 0.4 BPG in 22 games (1 start)

Hamm started seven games as a junior in 2019-20 and earned a career-high 12.3 minutes per contest. He put up 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds but made just 48.3 percent of his shots. This season as a senior he started one of 22 games and averaged 1.9 points and 2.5 rebounds as his playing time dropped to 8.8 minutes.

Victor Iwuakor, Sophomore Forward-Southlake, TX

Previous Stop: Oklahoma (Big 12)

Years of Eligibility: 3

2020 Stats: 2.9 PPG, 2.6 RPG & 0.3 BPG in 23 games (1 start)

Best Performance: 10 points, 4 rebounds & 1 steal against Xavier on Dec. 9th

Iwuakor is the third incoming Big 12 transfer for new head coach Kevin Kruger and someone his father Lon Kruger recruited and coached at Oklahoma.

Donovan Williams, Sophomore Guard-Houston, TX

Previous Stop: Texas (Big 12)

Years of Eligibility: 3

2020 Stats: 3.3 PPG, 1.1 RPG & 0.3 APG in 15 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists & 1 steal against Oklahoma on Jan. 26th

Out: 8

Donovan Yap, Freshman Guard-Las Vegas

Years of Eligibility:  4

20-21 Stats: 1.0 PPG, 0.8 RPG & 0.2 APG in 5 games (0 starts)

Best Performance:  3 points, 2 steals & 1 rebound against Benedictine on Jan 21st

The Las Vegas native has decided to move on after the announcement assistant coach Kevin Kruger would be taking over the program in now Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s absence. Yap never quite found consistent playing time for UNLV this past season, but as a hometown recruit, his next destination is a bit of a mystery.

Though per Verbal Commits the 6-3 guard had offers from Rider, Cal-State Fullerton, Hofstra, Montana, GCU, Minnesota and other Mountain West schools when he committed to UNLV.

Possible destinations: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Jhaylon Martinez, Freshman Center-Vallejo, CA

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: N/A

Best Performance N/A

Martinez was one of the first commits in T.J. Otzelberger’s 2020 recruiting class. A big win at the time because of Martinez’ time spent playing prep ball at nearby Coronado high school which signified the coaches willingness and eagerness to recruit locally. He never saw the floor this past season and has ties to Arizona and California so his next destination is anyone’s guess.

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

Isaac Lindsey, Freshman Guard-Mineral Point, WI

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: N/A

Best Performance: N/A

Next Stop: Lindsey Committed to Wisconsin (B10) via Twitter on March 26th as a preferred walk-on

Lindsey like Martinez and Yap was a part of the Runnin’ Rebels 2020 recruiting class. And just like Martinez he never saw the floor for UNLV. Lindsey was a three-star recruit out of Mineral Point high school in Wisconsin with offers from Depaul, South Dakota State, Green Bay and Milwaukee under his belt before he chose UNLV.

Edoardo Del Cadia, Junior Forward-Senigallia, Italy

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats: 2.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG & 0.4 APG in 21 games (6 starts)

Best Performance: 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists & 3 steals against Wyoming on March 6th

Del Cadia arrived in Las Vegas expecting to compete for a starting front court position after his time spent in Juco. He never quite solidified his role in the starting lineup and found his playing time limited by UNLV’s small ball rotation and the emergence of freshman Devin Tillis. Now the Italian is on the move and has become the fourth Runnin’ Rebel to enter the transfer portal in the past forty-eight hours.

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

Caleb Grill, Sophomore-Maize, KS

Years of Eligibility: 3

20-21 Stats: 9.1 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.3 APG & 1.4 SPG in 27 games (27 starts)

Best Performance: 27 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists & 3 steals against Alabama on Dec. 1st

Grill followed Coach T.J. Otzelberger to UNLV after spending his freshman season at Iowa State. He had previously been committed to Otzelberger at South Dakota State and after gaining immediate eligibility to play this season nestled right into a starting role. Grill did a little bit of everything for UNLV and will be missed on the perimeter, where he goes next is anyone’s guess.

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

Devin Tillis, Freshman Forward-Los Angeles, CA

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 3.7 PPG, 3.5 RPG & 1.2 APG in 24 games (8 starts)

Best Performance: 14 points, 4 rebounds & 3 assists against San Jose State on Feb. 19th

Tillis was a bit of a surprise in a very large recruiting class filled with plenty of ranked recruits. The 6-6 four-man was unranked when he committed to UNLV and held offers from mainly non-division one programs. He proved himself plenty for the Runnin’ Rebels as a key rotational frontcourt option. If I had to guess, I would like to see Tillis stay out west in maybe the Big West, Big Sky or WCC. As a California kid that would make sense, but for now his next stop is unknown.

Next Stop: UC Irvine, committed on 4/5

David Jenkins Jr., Redshirt Junior Guard-Tacoma, WA

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats: 14.8 PPG, 2.4 RPG & 1.6 APG in 27 games (20 starts)

Best Performance: 32 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal on 7-14 shooting from deep

Dare I say Jenkins/Otzelberger reunion number two?? No, I probably wouldn’t say that. All jokes aside, Jenkins Jr. was a stud player at South Dakota State. But displayed some growing pains during his one season on the court in Las Vegas. With the coach he followed to the Mountain West now in the Big 12, it’s unclear whether he makes a new path by maybe returning home to Washington or not.

Either way with the outgoing Rebel tally currently at 7, this is a very clear frontrunner for biggest loss thus far.

Bryce Hamilton, Junior Guard-Pasadena, CA

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats: 17.9 PPG, 6.0 RPG & 3.0 APG in 24 games (24 starts)

Best Performance: 28 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists & 1 steal against Colorado State on Jan. 9th

Possible Destinations: Kansas, USC, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, UConn, Illinois, Texas Tech and Florida State have reached out about Hamilton. (Per Jeff Borzello)

San Diego State

In:

Out:

San Jose State

In:

Out: 2

Seneca Knight, Junior Guard-Lafayette, LA

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats: 9.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG & 1.3 SPG in 4 games (4 starts)

Best Performance: 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals & 2 assists against Cal Poly on Dec. 13th

Next Stop: Knight Committed LSU (SEC) back on Jan. 8th

Knight announced his decision to transfer back on Jan. 1st, after a couple of strong campaigns in San Jose early in his career. It wasn’t too hard to guess where he might end up. Less than a week later, his move back to the Pelican State was officially announced.

Knight has talent, but played on a less than stellar Spartans squad his entire career. A move to the SEC will be a massive step up in competition but Knight seems up to the task. As his Twitter timeline is full of activity since his addition to the program, ultimately he seems happy about the move. His departure in January looked devastating to coach Prioleau’s team but the Spartans chugged on as normal, avoiding a bottom two finish in the conference.

Nate Lacewell, Freshman Forward-Missouri City, TX

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 2.7 PPG, 2.8 RPG & 0.4 BPG in 18 games (7 starts)

Best Performance: 11 points, 7 rebounds on 3-5 shooting against Boise State on Jan. 2nd

Lacewell was a part of coach Prioleau’s 2020 recruiting class, his committed signified the need for size on the Spartan’s roster as Lacewell was one of three players 6-9 or over. He made 18 appearances for a Spartans team that finished 10th this season. With his size and shooting ability, he may find his way back home to Texas to continue his college career.

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

Utah State

In:

Out: 5

Zahar Vedischev, Freshman Guard-Moscow, Russia

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 2.2 PPG, 0.6 RPG & 0.2 APG in 5 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 8 points, 1 rebounds & 1 assist against San Jose State on Dec. 21st

Vedischev was apart of Craig Smith’s 2020 four-man recruiting class which featured Montanan Rollie Worster and three Europeans, including the 6-6 combo guard.

He became seldom used after five appearances in the beginning of the season, and in January announced his decision to enter the transfer portal. Like many overseas recruits, he could return home to Russia or he could find another program. No word yet but Vedischev certainly has a very “tall European combo guard” style game, something to keep an eye on this offseason.

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

Alphonso Anderson, Senior Forward, Utah State

Years of Eligibility: 1

20-21 Stats: 6.8 PPG, 2.8 RPG & 0.7 APG in 29 games (4 starts)

Best Performance: 12 points, 3 rebounds & 2 steals against Colorado State on Jan. 19th

Anderson will hit the portal as a graduate transfer after spending two seasons in Logan. He leaves being a part of two a conference tournament championship team in 2020, with two consecutive tickets punched to the big dance.

Anderson showed promise after his first season with the Aggies, but couldn’t shake the supporting role he had off of the bench in year two. A former Montana Grizzly out of Garfield HS in Seattle, WA, the 6-6 combo forward will likely look for more playing time at his next destination. Understandable but certainly a player to keep an eye on in the portal.

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

Kuba Karwowski, Senior Center-Warsaw Poland

Years of Eligibility: 1

20-21 Stats: 0.5 PPG, 0.3 RPG in 0.5 BPG in 4 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 2 points against Nevada on Feb. 28th

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

Rollie Worster, Freshman Guard-Missoula, MT

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 9.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG & 3.5 APG in 26 games (25 starts)

Best Performance: 19 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists & 3 steals against UNLV on Jan. 27th

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

Max Shulga, Freshman Guard-Kiev, Ukraine

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 1.6 PPG, 1.8 RPG & 0.4 SPG in 23 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 7 points, 4 rebounds & 2 assists against Nevada on Feb. 26th

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

Wyoming

In: 1

Brendan Wenzel, Redshirt Freshman Guard-San Antonio, TX

Previous stop: Utah (Pac-12)

Years of Eligibility: 4

20-21 Stats: 0.0 PPG, 1.5 RPG & 0.5 APG in 2 games (0 starts)

Best performance: 1 rebounds & 1 assist against Washington on Nov. 3rd

Wenzel is a former three-star recruit out of San Antonio, TX who made just two appearances for the Utes this past season. He opted to transfer in early January and announced his decision to come to Laramie and play for coach Jeff Linder soon after.

Linder recruited Wenzel heavily out of high school and was absolutely thrilled he was able to secure his commitment in January.

“Brendan is a young man that we recruited heavily when he was coming out of high school in the class of 2019. He’s a skilled player with great size and shooting for his position. Brendan’s ability allows him to play and defend multiple spots on the floor while forcing the defense to respect his shooting. He has a fantastic work ethic and passion for improvement that we value in the Cowboy program. Brendan’s best basketball is ahead of him and we’re excited to get him in the Brown and Gold!” said coach Linder

Out: 2

Drew Lamont, Forward-Plantation, FL

Years of Eligibility: 2

20-21 Stats: 3.4 PPG, 1.2 RPG & 0.8 APG in 5 games (0 starts)

Best Performance: 12 points, 1 rebounds & 1 assist against Texas Southern on Nov. 30th

Lamont was looking for a revitalized start at the Division-I level after spending the 2019-2020 season in Juco at Indian River State Co. (FL). Though he had a couple of promising performances early on in the season for first year Cowboys head coach Jeff Linder, he entered his name in the transfer portal in late January after just 5 appearances this year.

His brother Drake is a graduate manager at Texas Tech, but nothing has materialized just yet for the young Lamont in terms of a new destination.

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

Kwane Marble II, Sophomore Guard-Denver, CO

Years of Eligibility: 3

20-21 Stats: 9.5 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 1.2 APG & 1.0 SPG in 23 games (13 starts)

Best Performance: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals & 1 assist against Nevada on Jan. 22nd

Next stop: Loyola Marymount (WCC)

Marble II was set for a big jump in production after a dominant conference tourney performance back in 2020, where he averaged 19.7 PPG, 3.0 RPG & 2.3 APG in three games. He returned for his sophomore season to play under new head coach Jeff Linder after being re-recruited by the new coaching staff.

Marble II played a key role for the Cowboys this season, but with the emergence of freshman guards Marcus Williams and Xavier DuSell along with junior guard Drake Jefferies, the Denver, CO native ultimately saw finishing his college career elsewhere.

Larry Muniz covers college basketball as a writer for Mountain West Wire and WAC Hoops Digest. Also as a co-host of the college basketball podcast “Hoops Talk W/Jay & Larry”. He is also a USWBA Member.

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