There was tons of great college basketball tonight around the country. Here are some transfers that stood out:
Grant Basile, Virginia Tech
The impact that Basile makes is immense. He didn’t start the game to light a fire under his ass defensively and still put up big numbers in the Hokies tournament-opening win against Old Dominion. 15 points and 4 rebounds.
JaCobi Wood, Murray State
In the Racers’ upset victory over No.24 Virginia Tech yesterday, he dropped 23 points. A lot of the impact was late in the first half.
Isaiah Bigelow, Richmond
Bigelow not only had a double-double against Wichita State, but the dunk of the night in college basketball. The Spiders fell short but scored 16 points and racked up 11 rebounds.
Courvoisier McCauley, Indiana State
McCauley has come into Terre Haute and become one of the highest volume scorers in the country. Last night in a 26-point win over North Dakota State, the DePaul transfer had 30 points.
Da’Kquan Davis, Albany
Although it was not a good night for the Great Danes, the Arcadia transfer scored 32 points on the night for UAlbany.
Terence Lewis, Louisiana
As the Cajuns came striking back to erase a late 11-point deficit against LA Tech, Lewis shined. The Jackson State transfer picked up 23 points and 12 rebounds on the evening.
DeMarcus Sharp, Northwestern State
The Demons are HOT and a lot of that is because of Sharp’s greatness. In their win at Illinois State last night, the MO State transfer scored 23 points.
Zarique Nutter, Northern Illinois
It wasn’t the result the Huskies wanted at Georgia Tech, but the Clarendon College transfer picked up his first D1 double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Sam Sessoms, Coppin State
It still amazes me that people were sleeping on the impact that he could give Coppin State. The Eagles have won three straight (longest D1 winning streak in school history) and it couldn’t have been done without his 24 points and 10 assists. He scored six straight in OT to put the 90-85 win over Tennessee Tech on ice.
Qua Grant, Sam Houston State
The impact that Grant has given SHSU this season has been impressive to say the least. Since coming over from Wichita State, he has led the Bearkats to their first two Power 5 wins in the Jason Hooten era. Last night against Utah, he scored 22 points.
Desmond Cambridge, Arizona State
Arizona State smacked No.20 Michigan in the Legends Classic title game last night. Cambridge scored 20 points, leading all scorers in their blowout 25-point victory.
Sage Tolbert, San Jose State
Tolbert nearly had a double-double in the first half against Hofstra. He finished with 8 points and 12 rebounds for a blossoming Spartans team.
Dan Akin, Utah State
Some coach/player duos are just matches made in heaven and that’s Ryan Odom & Dan Akin. After an impressive year away from Odom at Cal Baptist, Akin has returned to play for his old head man. In a 91-89 overtime victory over San Diego, the British lad had 21 points and 15 rebounds.
Timothy Ighoefe, Cal Baptist
While the Lancers led Washington wire-to-wire, the Georgetown transfer reeled in a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.