Report: Summit League POY Baylor Scheierman Cuts List to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Others
As reported by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, 2021-22 Summit League Player of the Year Baylor Scheierman has narrowed his list of prospective transfer destinations to ten programs having already conducted eight in-home visits.
For Scheierman, those ten teams reportedly include Arkansas, Clemson, Creighton, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Texas, and Wake Forest with the junior planning to announce his final decision sometime in the next two weeks. However, still on the table is an opportunity to enter the NBA Draft having declared with an option to return to school, back in March
Having averaged 16.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 4.5 APG across the board last season, Scheierman has been called the “most coveted in transfer portal history” by college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman, with the Nebraska native having had double-digit coaches contact him within hours of entering his name into the portal.
The one-time 2-star recruit who burst onto the scene as a two-year starter for South Dakota State has become well known for his impressive rebounding and dynamic scoring having shot 50% from the floor and 47% from three-point range last season.
Scheierman hasn’t been shy about his desire to play on a national stage and no doubt the list of programs he’s selected points to that. It’s worth mentioning that the 6-foot-6 guard reportedly grew up a Kansas fan and was ecstatic to receive the call from Bill Self, but also always wanted to play in-state which speaks to Nebraska’s inclusion on his list.
Despite all the speculation wherever Scheierman ends up he’ll bring tournament experience, natural scoring ability, and the tenacity he’s carried for the Jackrabbits throughout his last three seasons in Brookings.