Canadian NCAA D1 Men’s Transfer List
The NCAA season is over and the off season is in effect. However, some of our Canadians are actually looking for new homes. Check out who’s transferring out here …
There are 11 Canuck men that have announced their intention to transfer to other programs in the fall so far, and some of them are coming from prominent programs. Of the 11, two are coming from teams that were ranked in the Top 25 at some point last season, one coming off a season ending injury at a power five school, two coming from big mid-major programs, plus four of them being major minute players.
Tariq already touched on one of them, Fresno St transfer Braeden Andreson, earlier this week, and he will no doubt be a big pickup for any team especially since he’ll have two years of eligibility wherever he goes. He’s overcome quite a bit to just be able to play this year after being in a serious car accident before the 2014-15 year even started. He’s already graduated and anything from here on in seems like a bonus.
The biggest Canadain target, I think, will be Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis. He’s been a starter at every stop he’s been at (Rice as a freshman, ‘Nova as a sophomore and junior) and he could start just about anywhere right now. He’s shown he can play D, shoot the ball and probably most importantly run a team, and the best thing about all of that is that he has done it in very good conferences. ESPN had Ennis on the Top 25 Transfers list and I’m sure any program that thinks they are one player away from heading to the NCAA Tournament will have sights set on him.
The other two to keep an eye on are Tramique Sutherland and Kevin Zabo.
Zabo was a former NPH Top 10 high school prospect (2014) but being on a San Diego St team that has a few ultra athletic and multi-dimensional wings that can handle the ball plus the other upper classmen guards just meant there was limited time to pass around. Zabo should have no problem finding a new home.
Sutherland on the other hand, after missing part of the season after transferring from junior college (where he was an all region first team selection by the way) he came out and was arguably the best player of the second half of the year for Bradley. He finished second on the team in scoring (11.3), third in rebounding (3.9) and lead the team in assists both per game (3.0) and total (73). That’s all while missing ten games. He’s shown that he is capable of leading a team and should get his fair share of attention over the course of the next few weeks.
Of the rest, Matthew Atewe may be the one to get another serious look from a big program. He is coming off a leg fracture so the attention may not be as intense as it maybe could be but he’s shown as a freshman two years ago that he could play with the likes of Kentucky, Georgia and Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference, not to mention Auburn’s tough non-SEC schedule. He could be days away from a decision.
Everyone else will likely find a new place to play, so stay tuned on @NorthPoleHoops for the latest in Canadian Basketball.
NC-Double-Eh Men’s Transfer list
Matthew Atewe (Brampton, ON) – Auburn – Transferring to Washington
Nick Madray (Mississauga, ON) – Binghamton – Transferring to Eastern Michigan
Tramique Sutherland (Toronto) – Bradley
Braeden Anderson (Edmonton) – Fresno St – Transferring to Seton Hall
Miroslav Jaksic (Windsor, ON) – Grand Canyon
Jonathan Tshibuy (Montreal) – LIU Brooklyn
JP Kambola (Toronto) – Marshall
Daniel Nwosu (Ottawa) – Montana – Transferring to Newman University (DII)
Kadeem Smithen (Ajax, ON) – Richmond – Transferring to Siena
Kevin Zabo (Gatineau, PQ) – San Diego St
Dylan Ennis (Brampton, ON) – Villanova
UPDATE (April 22)
George Gudadze (Toronto) – Alcorn St – Transferring to State College of Florida
Grandy Glaze (Toronto) – Saint Louis
UPDATE (May 5)
Emmanuel Owatooah – Fresno St
David Andoh – Liberty