With the 2023 Legends Classic set to tip-off tonight at the Barclays Center, here’s a pair of transfers to watch from each of the four programs that’ll be in Brooklyn, NY competing over the next two days.
The East Carolina transfer missed the Cowboys season opener, but returned in their most recent contest versus Sam Houston and contributed 16 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a 85-70 win.
The 6-foot-10 Jacksonville transfer is leading this team in rebounding, averaging 8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1 BKPG and recently managed a 13-point, 9-rebound showing despite an opening night loss to Abilene Christian.
Alongside this revamped Bonnies squad, the Bryant transfer is averaging a career-high 18.5 PPG, which included 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and a block to edge out a 73-69 win over Longwood last Monday.
The former Cincinnati lead ball handler has been instrumental in running this Bonnies offense throughout the early season, averaging 10.5 PPG, 3.5 APG, and shooting 47% from the field after a 1-1 start.
After a season at FIU averaging 20.1 PPG and earning an All-Conference USA First Team selection, Jones has picked up right where he left off shooting 40% from the field, 50% from deep, and averaging 10.5 PPG for the Tigers.
The 6-foot-7 Division II Alabama-Huntsville transfer averaged 15.9 PPG and 6.6 RPG last season, and has quietly made the most of his limited minutes in the early season averaging 3 PPG and 7 RPG through two appearances.
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The veteran guard and Northwestern transfer has been a focal point for new head coach Micah Shrewsberry, averaging career-highs of 10.5 PPG, and 6 RPG while adding 12 points in last week’s 71-61 loss to Western Carolina.
A former Seton Hall freshman recruit, Davis has shown some improvement this season averaging 5 PPG and 4.5 RPG, but will look to build on his last two performances with a return to the New York metro area tonight.