Bryant’s Transfers Shining, Leading Bulldogs to Strong Start
This offseason, head coach Jared Grasso and his Bryant staff landed three of the most intriguing transfers in the portal in Sherif Gross-Bullock, Antwan Walker, and Earl Timberlake.
Gross-Bullock, a La Salle transfer, has had the best season of his career by far, setting career highs in just about every statistic so far through 17 games. He is currently averaging a team-best 16.2 points per game, along with 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest. Gross-Bullock is shooting at a high-clip of 43% from the field and 37% from three-point range.
Sherif Gross-Bullock’s floater bounces around and falls for Bryant AT THE BUZZER to upset Syracuse 73-72 in a gritty and violent affair (Video via @MrMatthewCFB) pic.twitter.com/VmmP0CDA4p
— NCAA Buzzer Beaters & Game Winners (@NCAABuzzerBters) November 26, 2022
Timberlake, on the other hand, was a former four-star prospect coming out of high school. The 6-foot-6 wing was a top-40 recruit by the time of his graduation, and was looking to become a surefire standout at his first school, Miami. However, Timberlake played just seven games in a Hurricane uniform before injuring himself further. He then ended up transferring to Memphis. There, under Penny Hardaway, he played in 29 games, starting 11. Timberlake’s minutes per game went down, and he only scored around four points per game there.
Now, Timberlake has found a new home under coach Grasso at Bryant.
Across 15 games so far, he is already less than 60 minutes away from reaching a career high in minutes played. He has hit a career-high 55% of his field goals, and has grabbed 124 rebounds, another career high. Averaging 14.6 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game, Timberlake is having one of the best statistical seasons of any transfer in the country. In a win over Albany on Wednesday night, he also added a career-high nine assists for the Bulldogs.
Lastly, the team’s third-leading scorer Antwan Walker (Rhode Island transfer) has been spectacular as well. On Wednesday night, Walker exploded for a career-best 33 points to go along with ten rebounds in a win over Albany. This year, he is averaging more than 14 points per game and has been a difference maker night in and night out for the Bulldogs.
W. A. L. K. E. R. & P. R. I. D. E.
✍️ Monster games from @1_tweezz and @Sourrtv as @BryantHoops gets back in the win column with a victory over Albany. Next up for the Bulldogs is @ UNH on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/9mw3sbJwSm
— Rhody Vault (@RhodyVault) January 12, 2023
Keep an eye on the Bulldogs the rest of the season, as they currently sit at 11-6 overall and 2-2 in the America East Conference.