April Transfer thread



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Great pickup for Vic, Matharu is streaky but a very potent scorer. Should help replace Taylor.
Sigh. 5’6” instead of 5’11”. And the Horns other primary guards are 5’6” to 5’8”. Possibly Gaston or incoming A Moore can guard well enough to play more on the perimeter. A fan can hope.
 

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Sigh. 5’6” instead of 5’11”. And the Horns other primary guards are 5’6” to 5’8”. Possibly Gaston or incoming A Moore can guard well enough to play more on the perimeter. A fan can hope.
Vic nearly won a title with 3 guards all 5-1 to 5-7ish. I think Matharu will provide some offensive punch that was missing this year.
 

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And she's not alone!

Guessing Chavez is a grad transfer since it's awfully rare for a junior to transfer as an undergrad. She would be a very good pickup for an established team. She thrived on both ends playing with Ionescu and Co. but struggled this year taking on more of a leadership position. Not necessarily an established team, but I wouldn't be shocked to see her end up in Tucson since she's from there, plays great defense and they could use her shooting.
 
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Malea Williams leaving Louisville. She was a late add from Scott County Kentucky . She was originally going to redshirt but ended up playing. She played very little. She's 6-4 and thin, so needs work in the weight room, but did display a nice shooting touch on limited attempts. She'll be a nice add for someone. Could be a player in a couple years.
 
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Could have predicted Shelley but Chavez is a surprise. I tried many potential combos for next season but none came up with a major role for either. As of now Ducks lose 4 of this years 13 with 2 coming in. Need more depth at point. To me these two transfers Indicate an assumption that all five frosh will stick.
 
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I know she's no one's favorite around these parts, but this thread is reminding me that even a broken clock is right twice a day:

Ironic for her to say given that it was the kids of her era like Jess Shepard, Leticia Romero, and Lili Thompson that got the ball rolling with apply for waivers immediate eligibility and grad transfers.
 

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Ironic for her to say given that it was the kids of her era like Jess Shepard, Leticia Romero, and Lili Thompson that got the ball rolling with apply for waivers immediate eligibility and grad transfers.
Not sure those are the best examples to use. Shepard's prior coach was fired (purportedly for being abusive), which is a classic transfer situation (and the reason for the waiver, we assume). Romero was an international student and I can't imagine Kansas was the easiest place to move to from Spain, and like Shepard, the coach who recruited her was also fired at the end of her frosh season. Thompson sat out her senior season at Stanford for a year and then grad transferred, but she played three full seasons for Stanford and sat out a year w/o a waiver.

And in any case, it seems pretty indisputable the volume of transfer portal activity has risen enormously in the past few seasons.
 
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Ironic for her to say given that it was the kids of her era like Jess Shepard, Leticia Romero, and Lili Thompson that got the ball rolling with apply for waivers immediate eligibility and grad transfers.
Maybe. I didn't take it that way.

I see it as an a different perspective from that same era/generation that provides some balance versus being lumped into the group of players you've listed.
 

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Just thought a few numbers would put the transfer madness in a little context:
2020 transfers 490, of which 19% were grad transfers (94)
2021 transfers 813, of which 32% are grad transfers (262)

Increase in transfers = 323 or 66%
increase in non-grad transfers = 155 or 39% increase
increase in grad transfers - 168 or 179% increase

Still more transfers to come I am sure, but certainly shows that the 5th year of eligibility offered this year is having a significant impact on the raw numbers - 179% increase in grad transfers compared to 'only' a 39% increase in pre-grad transfers.
 

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