Syracuse basketball, so far this offseason, has seen several players transferred out of the program, as well as several transfers, as part of the explosion of free sports agencies resulting from the new transfer policy of the NCAA.
According to numerous media reports, more than 1,000 college basketball players have entered the transfer portal, created at least in part by the NCAA, allowing student-athletes of all sports to transfer once while retaining their immediate eligibility.
It’s a seismic change for college basketball, and it’s unlikely to go away. Either way, CBS Sports writer David Cobb posted an article that ranks the top 85 transfers in the 2021 recruiting cycle, and we take a look at those who were successful and have a ‘Cuse’ connection. .
Find out which current and former Syracuse basketball players are among the top transfers.
Highest on the list, at No.20, is second-year forward Quincy Guerrier, who recently said he would move to Pac-12 Conference member Oregon while continuing to test the waters. of the NBA Draft.
Warrior, a season ago, was named to the All-ACC third team. We recently ran a column on why he chose to switch from Orange to Oregon.
After Warrior, at number 28 is first-year combo guard Kadary Richmond, who left the Hill to join former Big East Conference rival Seton Hall.
A four-star prospect in the top 100 out of preschool, Richmond received solid minutes as a freshman in central New York City. He showed huge defensive instincts as well as a strong ability to facilitate the attack and move towards the basket with precision.
At No.69 is Cole Swider, a junior striker with great length and deep reach who decided to switch from the enemy of Big East Villanova to the ‘Cuse program.
Swider was a four-star top 50 prospect during his tenure in high school, and he had the Orange on his list of finalists before choosing the Wildcats. Now, as a member of the ‘Cuse, Swider is expected to compete with his old team in the next campaign.
Besides Swider, Syracuse basketball has two other guys transferred, and they’re Cornell forward Jimmy Boeheim and Marquette point guard Symir Torrence.
Conversely, two former Orange players who have transferred are red-shirted second-year forward Robert Braswell and first-year forward Woody Newton. Newton was transferred to the state of Oklahoma, while Braswell moved to Charlotte.