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Sweet 16 teams benefitting from transfers

Posted on: March 24, 2010 9:36 am
Edited on: March 24, 2010 12:26 pm
 

There is, in many cases, a negative connotation attached to Division I transfers, and it's usually valid. Some -- far too many, actually -- are knuckleheads who caused problems at their old schools or guys who weren't happy with the coaching, the playing time, the school work, whatever. Taking transfers is often risky and the project commonly fails. But the Sweet 16 is full of exceptions to that rule.

At least five schools are benefitting heavily from a transfer.

They are:

Baylor: Ekpe Udoh (transferred from Michigan)
Kansas State: Denis Clemente (transferred from Miami) and Curtis Kelly (transferred from Connecticut)
Syracuse: Wesley Johnson (transferred from Iowa State)
Tennessee: J.P. Prince (transferred from Arizona)
Xavier: Jordan Crawford (transferred from Indiana)

Interesting fact: Those six players helped their second schools get to the 2010 NCAA tournament, but none of their old schools made it to the NCAA tournament this season.
Comments

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2010 3:41 pm
 

Sweet 16 teams benefitting from transfers

Um, read the freaking article? He's talking about transfers in the sweet sixteen . In case you didn't notice, UTEP is not in the sweet sixteen. They lost in the first round, just like Louisville did.



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: March 25, 2010 3:35 pm
 

Sweet 16 teams benefitting from transfers

UTEP didn't make the Sweet Sixteen.



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: March 24, 2010 4:46 pm
 

Sweet 16 teams benefitting from transfers

what about utep and derrick caracter? i know rick pitino said he was a head case but, we have not heard anything negative this season. utep seemed to be improved with him on the frontline and louisville could have used a sidekick for samardo samuels this year.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2010 3:12 pm
 

Sweet 16 teams benefitting from transfers

I believe St. Mary's PF Ben Allen transferred from IU too.



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