AAC player status (xfer, declared, grad, returnee, incoming)

(Updated top post with the latest information)

Here’s a list of AAC players that are showing up on verbalcommits.com transfer list:
Grant Bryant ECU - Transferring to Tampa
Charles Foster ECU- - Transferring to Kentucky Wesleyan
Lance Tejada, Jr. ECU - Transferring to Lehigh
Ronnie Johnson Houston - Transferring to Auburn - eligible immediately
L.J. Rose Houston - Transferring to BYU - eligible immediatley
Randall Broddie Memphis - Transferring to Navarro Junior College
Chris Hawkins Memphis - Transferring to Henderson State - eligible immediately
Nick Marshall - Memphis - Transferring to Motlow State Community College
Raquan Mitchell Memphis - Transferring to South Plains College - Winter Transfer
Dante Scott Memphis - Transferring to Howard College - Winter Transfer
Avery Woodson Memphis - Transferring to Butler - eligible immediately
Sedrick Barefield SMU - Transferring to Utah - Winter Transfer
Keith Frazier SMU - Transferring to North Texas - Winter Transfer
Kajon Mack Tulane - Transferring to Tennessee Tech - eligible immediately (2 years left)
Kipper Nichols Tulane - Transferring to Illinois - Winter Transfer
Taron Oliever - Tulane - Transferring to Salt Lake Community College
Dylan Osetkowski Tulane - Transferring to Texas
Kajon Brown Tulsa - Transferring to Lee College
Brendan Boyle - UCF - Transferring to Neosha County Community College
Adonis Henriquez - UCF - Transferring to St. Louis
Justin McBride - UCF - Transferring to Valdosta State
Sam Cassell, Jr. UCONN - Transferring to Iona - eligible immediately
Chris Perry USF - Transferring to Lincoln Memorial
Roddy Peters USF - Transferring to Nichols State

AAC player declaring for the NBA draft per multiple outlets:
Daniel Hamilton UCONN - Hiring an agent will not be coming back

Notable Graduating Seniors (Made a Conference Stat Leader List):
Farad Cobb Cincinnati
Coreontae DeBerry Cincinnati
Octavius Ellis Cincinnati
Prince Williams ECU
LeRon Barnes Houston
Devonte Pollard Houston
Trahson Burrell Memphis
Shaq Goodwin Memphis
Ricky Tarrant Memphis
Markus Kennedy SMU
Nic Moore SMU
Jordan Tolbert SMU
Jaylen Bond Temple
Devin Coleman Temple
Quentin Decosey Temple
Louis Dabney Tulane
Shaq Harrison Tulsa
Rashad Smith Tulsa
Brandon Swannegan Tulsa
James Woodard Tulsa
Daiquan Walker UCF
Sterling Gibbs UCONN
Shonn Miller UCONN
Jaleel Cousins USF
Angel Nunez USF

Notable Returnees (Made a Conference Stat Leader List):
JR Troy Caupain Cincinnati
SO Gary Clark Cincinnatti
FR Kentrell Barkley ECU
JR Caleb White ECU
JR Damyean Dotson Houston
SO Rob Gray Jr. Houston
JR Danrad Knowles Houston
FR Galen Robinson Jr. Houston
FR Dedric Lawson Memphis - decided to return after removing name from NBA Draft
JR Sterling Brown SMU
FR Shake Milton SMU
JR Ben Moore SMU
JR Josh Brown Temple - Having surgery on Achilles tendon, May 23, 2016
SO Obi Enechionvia Temple
JR Malik Morgan Tulane
FR Blake Paul Tulane
JR Pat Birt Tulsa
FR Tacko Fall UCF
SR Matt Williams UCF - decided to return after committing to Wake Forest
JR Kentan Facey UCONN
JR Rodney Purvis UCONN - decided to return after removing name from NBA Draft
SO Ruben Guerrero USF
FR Jahmal McMurray USF - decided to return after removing name from NBA Draft
SO Bo Ziegler USF

Notable 2015 Transfers that will be eligible to play in 2016-2017:
4* PF Kyle Washington JR 6-9 225 NC State - Cincinnati
4* SF Semi Ojeleye JR 6-8 230 Duke - SMU
4* SF Terry Larier SO 6-8 185 VCU - UCONN
3* PF Junior Etou JR 6-7 240 Rutgers - Tulsa
3* PG Geno Thorpe JR 6-3 180 Penn State - USF

Transferring In:
4* SG Jimmy Whitt SO 6-4 173 Arkansas - Transferring to SMU (will sit out a year)
4* PF Samer Sehic SO 6-9 247 Vanderbilt - Transferring to Tulane (will sit out a year)
3* PG Isaac Fleming JR 6-3 190 Hawaii - Transferring to ECU (will sit out a year)
3* C had Rykhoek SR 6-11 230 Baylor - Transferring to Memphis (eligible immediately)
3* SG Jordan Cornish JR 6-6 216 UNLV - Transferring to Tulane (will sit out a year)
3* C Andre Washington SR 7-0 240 Wake Forest - Transferring to Tulsa (eligible immediately)
3* SG Aubrey Dawkins SO 6-6 205 Michigan - Transferring to UCF (will sit out a year)
3* PF Nick Banyard SR 6-8 205 Illinois State - Transferring to UCF (eligible immediately)
3* C Isaiah Manderson SO 6-10 235 Texas Tech - Transferring to USF (will sit out a year - Winter Transfer)
3* PF Malik Martin SO 6-11 240 USC - Transferring to USF (will sit out a year)
2* SG Curran Scott FR 6-4 205 Charlotte - Transferring to Tulsa (will sit out a year)
2* PG Cane Broome SO 6-0 170 Sacred Heart - Transferring to Cincinnati (will sit out a year)
2* PG Terrell Allen SO 6-2 180 Drexel - Transferring to UCF (will sit out a year)
2* PG Dayon Griffin JR 6-5 188 Louisiana Tech - Transferring to UCF (will sit out a year)
2* PG Christian Kessee SR 6-2 180 Coppin State - Transferring to Memphis (eligible immediately)
2* PF Rokas Ulvydas RS FR 6-11 220 Texas Tech - Transferring to UCF (will sit out a year)

Notable Incoming Recruits (24/7 3 or higher commits):*
4* SG Jarron Cumberland 6-4 200 - Cincinnati
4* C Bruno Fernando 6-10 225 - SMU
4* PF Mamadou Diarra 6-7 215 - UCONN
4* PF Juwan Durham 6-11 200 - UCONN
4* PG Alterique Gilbert 5-10 155 - UCONN
4* SF Vance Jackson 6-8 220 - UCONN
3* C Nysier Brooks 6-9 200 - Cincinnati
3* SG Elijah Hughes 6-5 205 - ECU
3* PG Shawn Williams 6-1 160 - ECU
3* SG Armoni Brooks 6-4 180 - Houston
3* PF Devin Davis 6-7 235 Houston (Junior)
3* SF Jimario Rivers 6-8 195 - Memphis (Junior)
3* C Harry Froling 6-9 230 - SMU
3* PG Dashawn McDowell 6-4 165 - SMU
3* SG Tom Wilson 6-4 170 - SMU
3* PG Alani Moore 5-10 160 - Temple
3* C Damion Moore 6-10 225 - Temple
3* SG Renathon Ona-Embo 6-3 175 - Tulane
3* PG Colin Slater 6-0 175 - Tulane
3* SF Travis Atson 6-5 190 - Tulsa
3* SF Clayton Hughes 6-5 190 - UCF
3* SF Brachen Hazen 6-8 190 - UCF
3* SG Danny Lewis 6-4 175 - UCF
3* SG Christian Vital 6-2 164 - UCONN
3* SG Raquan Wilkins 6-5 180 - UCONN
3* SF Malik Fitts 6-5 215 - USF

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It seems to me that Sampson is struggling landing the big fish. Is it because of our older arena? Our conference?

I would rather the sum of the parts be greater than the parts individually, but if you could get better parts, is the sum greater? Yes.

I have confidence in CKS. What he see’s in a recruit the national “experts” may not. And it’s good to have you on-board, Patrick.

Thanks, Jim. Glad to be here.

One change to the list:

Peters was dismissed from USF right after the season.

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The basketball program has been down for so long that I think it’s going to take a few winning seasons before Coach Sampson can begin landing big fish. Of course, if he had been able to reel in Jarrett Allen, it might have sped up the timeline a bit. Two more good years of progress should start reaping some wins in recruiting.

Big dude, Justin McBride is transferring from UCF. Basically was forced out by Johnny Dawkins as he wants to run a more up-tempo style.

Lance Tejada Jr. of ECU chooses Lehigh to transfer to.

3* on ESPN commits to Tulane:

2 AAC players pick a school to transfer to

  1. Our own Lj Rose has decided to go to BYU

  2. Brendan Boyle of UCF transfers to ASA College Miami

Lj graduated, now playing for a coach his dad knows. Think phi slama jama.

Randall Broddie of Memphis is transferring to Navarro JC.

Taron Oliver of Tulane has decided to transfer.

Jordan Cornish of UNLV, who was once considering UH, decided to transfer to Tulane today. He’ll sit out a year.

Big Man, Nick Marshall leaves Memphis unexpectedly:

The 6-foot-11, 248-pound forward’s departure leaves Memphis with nine scholarship players and just two taller than 6-foot-7 in sophomore forward Dedric Lawson (6-9, 228), last year’s American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, and junior forward Jimario Rivers (6-8, 195), a junior-college transfer from Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Memphis picks up 6-11 C Chad Rykhoek from Baylor. Rykhoek has been out of basketball since 2013 due to an injured hip that’s supposed to be healed now. He is a grad transfer and has at least one year of eligibility, but will be applying for an additional year under a medical redshirt. Rykhoek was a 3* coming out of high school.

UConn pair tops American’s best newcomers

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PF Taron Oliver of Tulane has transferred to Salt Lake Community College

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