A-10 Transfers (Non-GW)
 4/10/2018 11:41:18 AM      Replies: 64

gw05093/11/2018 4:43:22 PM

Thought I'd start a thread for transfers in/out for the other A-10 teams:

Dayton F Xeyrius Williams (JR) is leaving the program


the dude3/11/2018 4:58:41 PM

Good thread, always interesting to see.

So far, the A10 has not really had its best players plucked out. I'd say GW has more so than other programs. Shaka took a recruit or 2 with him when he left, Tillman stayed.  If Hurley bolts I wonder if the URI players do.   Someone like Grady could play for just about any team in the country but Davidson has always kept their guys.  From Steph, to Gibbs to Peyton etc.

As a league we've been winners in the transfer game.  GW overall has been too. 


dmvpiranha3/11/2018 5:44:51 PM

Not sure what happened to Xeyrius Williams this year. I think he got injured, but he was supposed to be the X-factor (pun intended) for their team. I remember against us last year he couldn't miss from behind the arc and was thinking he was a potential future star in the league. Didn't look like the same player when he took the court this year. Guessing he didn't gel with Grant.  


nerostolemyboyfriend3/11/2018 10:11:52 PM

Maybe people will want to come to GW now that the abusive prick ml has been fired


gw future3/12/2018 9:57:35 AM

No people still won’t come to GW until the Nero and his minions vanish from this board. You all have done enough damage for a lifetime. Go wreck somebody else’s program.


gw future3/12/2018 1:17:49 PM

I didn't mean to suggest that ML had nothing to do with wrecking the program.


gw future3/12/2018 2:38:27 PM

Thats not me.


squid3/12/2018 5:09:51 PM

FYI, blocking GW Future and Nero Stole My Boyfriend makes this board much more tolerable.


brian paul3/12/2018 5:33:25 PM

Thanks, Squid.  

I have blocked Future, but, he seems to come through once in a great while.  Maybe, he's got some other IP access.  Anyway, blocking him has been a pleasure.


the real dude3/12/2018 6:00:02 PM

Blocking The Dude, Brian Paul, Rich Maier, RUserious, Chet, Dominic and a few other names The Dude uses has worked wonders for me. It now takes very little time to see what legit posters have to say each day - although many have been long gone or prefer not to post anything.


gw future3/12/2018 6:52:03 PM

Squid you lie like a rug. Why would you randomly post about blocking me here unless you could read what I wrote? Follow hard my friend. Follow hard.


newgwfan3/12/2018 6:57:19 PM

I blocked the Nero name too. Also GW Future. So much better. 


gw future3/12/2018 7:04:09 PM

Because this is a different IP address dummy.

ml the towel boy3/13/2018 12:10:23 AM

Maybe another A10 coach will match my record for transfers out of a program.  


gw05093/13/2018 1:49:42 PM

Staying on topic...

Fordham’s Perris Hicks told ESPN he will leave and become a grad transfer.

bigfan3/13/2018 3:29:47 PM

Either transfers out is not the best measure of a coach or there is a lot of hypocrisy.

Didn't Mojo set the one-year record for transfers out/leaving while eligible last year?


bigfan3/13/2018 3:36:08 PM

I'm too brain-dead to realize that the transfers were because of ml not Mojo. Now let me get back to my main job here which is encouraging inside information about Nero and his Uber driving.  


dmvpiranha3/13/2018 6:44:30 PM

Hicks was just 1-5 shooting against us in the tournament, but he was very active getting to the hoop and probably would have finished in double figures had he not got hurt in the game (a blow to Fordham's already thin roster). He's from Pasadena, so he may head back to California and play at some Big West school.  


rkelley3/13/2018 11:50:12 PM

Grady is staying, I'd be very surprised if he leaves.

Firstly, he is a huge Curry fan and chose Davidson largely dor that reason. 

Secondly, he had an excellent season, and Davidson is a good program that made the tourney. They're losing Aldridge but they're still keeping JAG. 

Thirdly McKillop is an excellent coach and his players always stick with him. Most underrated coach in the nation IMO. His team moves the ball like Duke's best teams, they never turn the ball over, they never foul and they make a higher rate of free throws and shots than just about any other program in the nation year after year. All that with a tiny program, a tiny budget, in a mid-major conference. Multiple conference POYs, multiple tourney appearances yet rarely gets a recruit that's even ranked much less a three or four-star guy. If that's not the market of an excellent coach, I don't know what is.

Fourthly, it's hard to get a better education than Davidson. It's right there with Duke and the Ivies.

On Xeyrius Williams--that's expected. He's a super talented player and I would've expected a breakout year if not for the coaching change.

I get the feeling Toro is going to transfer--given his inconsistent PT and obvious talent.

Could also see Luwane Pipkins bolting given how great his season was. Lot a suitors for a guard who can take the point and score as efficiently as he can.

Given SLU's disaster of a season, I could see Welmer leaving. He's sort of in a Patrick Steeves situation. He's lost two years to injury but when he played he was excellent and he's a big who can shoot from deep. Gotta expect a lot of teams would be interested, could even see a team like Butler taking a flyer.

Luwane Pipkins



rkelley3/13/2018 11:53:50 PM

Honestly, I can't imagine why Chartouny wouldn't transfer. He's at a program that just can't keep any talent, he had the best steal rate in the nation this year and has been all over leaderboards throughout the past 3 years. Fordham has nothing going for them and he is a great player. No idea why he wouldn't go to a competitive team. Point guards who can move the ball and defend like he can are hard to come by. Sure, his shot was off this year, but for the most part, he has proven an average or better point producer. The passing and defense are outstanding however. 

Joseph Chartouny


gw05093/15/2018 1:40:30 PM

VCU G Tyler Maye (FR) is leaving the program. 


brian paul3/15/2018 1:44:42 PM

Chartouny is the best player on a crap team. He must like NYC or Fordham, as he is a junior, right? Why leave for one year?


rkelley3/15/2018 6:06:18 PM


Mitola, Creek, Savage all transferred with one year remaining. Mitola has 1K points at an Ivy and he transferred. Fordham has lost some promising players over the years, perhaps he expected better this year. Or maybe he just wants to play for a competitive team, and there’s always point guards in demand.

brian paul3/15/2018 6:27:12 PM

I think Mitola and Creek had other issues, Mr. Kelley. 

Mitola, I think had graduated in 3 years, and the Ivies would not allow a graduated player to be eligible.

Creek was recruited over, because of his extensive history of injuries, and was told he was 'not in the team's plans,'  for the coming season. 

Savage had issues with Mr. Lonergan. 

So, it happens. But, it's been an exceptional case until recently. (Of course, my memory may have collapsed, too. But, if so, I will hear about it.)


the dude3/15/2018 6:38:49 PM

BP, 3 for 3.

The Ivy League should change that rule, for their sake.  For our sake its worked out pretty well.


gw05093/16/2018 5:17:25 PM

Fordham G Tre Evans (SO) is leaving the program

gw alum abroad3/20/2018 6:45:36 PM

Would GW be interested (or vice versa)?

Awful Cal's leading scorer to transfer


dmvpiranha3/21/2018 1:53:36 PM

St. Joe’s sophomore wing Gerald Blount is transferring, school announces.


gw05093/22/2018 3:13:22 PM


Dayton C Jordan Pierce (FR) is leaving the program.


gw05093/22/2018 3:36:36 PM



Dayton freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo is declaring for the NBA Draft, source told @247Sports. He won't initially sign with an agent. He's the brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo.


gw05093/22/2018 4:15:46 PM

Dayton G John Crosby (JR) is leaving the program.

brod3/22/2018 5:16:46 PM

Surprised to hear that about Kostas considering he hardly dominated at the college level. Is he even considered a prospect? Maybe the bucks will sign him to appease the Greek Freak. I challenge anyone to spell that last name from memory, no peaking


thomas3/22/2018 6:41:55 PM

I'm also surprised to hear that Kostas is declaring for the draft, even if he doesn't sign with an agent. I think he could develop into a 1st round pick/lottery type of prospect after his sophomore or junior year because he's almost identical to his brother Giannis in every way..same size, same skill set, moves like him, etc. 


gw05093/24/2018 2:09:22 PM

Fordham G Cavit Havsa (SO) is leaving the program.


gw alum abroad3/24/2018 2:31:25 PM

Fordham may have fewer players return than Pitt! That might also make their team better!


dmvpiranha3/24/2018 2:43:27 PM

This isn't specifically an A10 transfer, but he was once a GW target (would still be a good fit):

Pittsburgh F Ryan Luther (RS SR) has received permission to contact other schools. Will graduate and have one year of eligibility.


former colonial3/24/2018 4:10:09 PM

Big fan you really need to stop being such a gullible dunce. Your stupidity is encouraging the very worst of this board stop it already. How many times are you going to get tricked by the same thing? 


mike k3/24/2018 4:32:43 PM

13 and 10, I would scoop him up as a 1 year rental!

the mv3/24/2018 8:04:02 PM

Keep your ears open.  big transfer coming to GW this offseason


gw future3/24/2018 9:32:29 PM

Big fan admit you got fooled once again by phony posting. The same idiot who has been telling you lies for 18 months  you can't get enough of. That idiot is now using Herve's name to post fake phony information how much clearer could this be stop being such a dunce. That posting is ruining the board and you keep encouraging it with your absurd gullibility get a clue man. 

bm3/25/2018 10:39:56 AM

Luther could be a nice get.  ML was not happy when he picked Pitt. I think we offered his twin brother as well.  



dmvpiranha3/29/2018 10:55:47 PM

Duquesne F Tydus Verhoeven (FR) is leaving the program.

kaj3/30/2018 3:24:07 PM

Looks like Luther could be out of reach already

gw alum abroad3/30/2018 3:44:55 PM

Figures he would go to a school that pays cash up front.

gw05094/4/2018 9:04:18 AM

Khwan Fore is exploring transferring from Richmond: https://twitter.com/RTDjohnoconnor/status/981259192421019648


dmvpiranha4/4/2018 11:20:17 AM

Good. He won't be tormenting us for yet another year in conference. I wonder if this means the Mooney era in Richmond is finally over?

the dude4/4/2018 1:50:37 PM

Hope the top players in the league do not exit.  Eric Paschall could have been A10 POY this year.  Per Jay Wright, he was " by far our top defensive player AND top rebounder" on the best team in the country and national title winner.



gw alum abroad4/4/2018 2:19:55 PM

Might be time to change the title of the thread to "A10 non-transfers". Could be a shorter list...

nygw4/4/2018 2:20:43 PM

Do you know what he is instead? A national champion. But yeah i guess A10 POY is cool too.


bm4/4/2018 3:10:39 PM

I’m honestly fed up with the state of GW Basketball. Every time positive news comes out it later proves to be false. I really can’t take much more of this stuff because it has a little more to work with than I am working with a little bit more than the one right by the time that you get it all the way to work it is fun and it’s fun but I gotta is it really good.

Time will only tell y’all how much you sleep and you have to leave for your day to go with you so I can get it to you sleep.


tuna can4/5/2018 8:34:48 AM

BM, I read your post this morning... oddly, after thinking last night that GWHoops energy isn't my energy for the team at this point. I was thinking last night that herve might best take the site down during the week, just to kill the daily shit and we wait until the weekend to try to have any conversations that we might want to have.

But first, my reaction to the behavior here... we are all getting "Russian'ed" -- this is what happened on social media to voters. It is so easy to introduce hate into an online environment and it has been happening here. What's more, once folks behave that way with nefarious reasons, everyone else behaves that way, as well. Civility runs away and with it fun. That's partly why the maijority of the readers and occasional posters run away. No one wants to read it and interest drops.

So, as I said, I was thinking about the team and what I had been reading and what I had seen with my own two eyes. I saw a team that, predicted by some of us, would start playing in February.... started playing in February. The youth was coming through. The pace of the game was picking up and all of a sudden, Yuta was getting open looks and wins were happening against decent competition. 

As you know, with experience, teams start reacting without coaching prompting to how the club will react to various opponent techniques and approaches. What's more, I was absolutely impressed with the play of a couple of players. Either the players figured it out or the coaches worked with the players to be effective. Number one example is Bo Zeigler. We all knew he had physical skills to work with, but hadn't really been a scorer. By February, he was just living at the rim with the ball and scoring. That's a guy who has been playing at this level for 3.6 seasons and all of a sudden, it started with MoJo and our "sad" GW team. Second, Toro.... I had watched Toro play games in HighSchool online and then several games for PR. I expected him to break out, to settle down and by January, things started to click with Toro. He should be a solid double-double next year. Finally, while his last game was not so great, Mazz, came through as a point guard. He became a decent player and did well on the defensive end. With his development, Jair was freed just to be a big-guard scorer. The offense sped up and turnovers were down. Finally, Jack started getting on the floor to support Nolan as instant offense guys.

These are all signs that the coach and the staff are doing something right. The several blow-out games indicate what can happen next year. Sure we lose Yuta, but this wasn't just Yuta.... we are adding all sorts of talent. These pieces can be, by a good coach, slotted into a working team. PLUS we are adding lots of speed. Potter and Brown bring shooting and speed. We have two wings coming in to fight over Yuta's minutes or go 4 guard. We have a big who clearly has upside under the right tutalage. I sit here somewhat convinced that I am being fed some shit that things are terrible. I think that next year, we will be in the top half of the A10. I think that we have a coach who will change things to match his players and coach up the players to be more efficient.  This is what NOT MICROMANAGING a game looks like. 

To be fair to the coach, you can find a lot of things that happened (in reality) last season that should be credited to the coach. If each returning player gets 2 to 4 points better in 2018/19, then we can replace Yuta with one of our new/transfer wings. 

So, my point here, is by detatching from the energy floating around GWHoops now, I am much more comfortable with the current status of GW basketball. If you let the past go and let all the talk go, it isn't looking "that bad." In fact, I am thinking, when fall once again swings around, I probably will make a re-appearance at the Smith Center. Until then, there are so many other things to work on. After watching all but one coach go down this March, do you really think that things are that bad? No, the teams that can survive on their own will move on. I want to see if the germs of development that I saw in February start growing with this group this November. I didn't see too many Terry Nolan's out there. Good Jair is hard to stop. We are stocking up more two-way players. We have speed guards and transition scorers. With a long bench, you have to play D to get on the court. When you think about it, some teams start to look really good working with a lead. That's what we started to see with GW. I think that we will see more of that. 


maurice4/5/2018 12:05:36 PM

Thanks for writing that for me Tuna.


pkgw4/5/2018 8:31:43 PM

Thanks Tuna


the dude4/5/2018 10:37:25 PM

Well stated Tuna.



dmvpiranha4/8/2018 8:14:12 PM

One of the first inbound transfers to the A10 that I'm aware of. Daly averaged 16 and 17.5 ppg in his freshman and sophomore years in Newark so he can definitely put up some numbers. The Hawks will definitely be one of the better teams in the league if they can stay healthy.

Delaware transfer Ryan Daly has committed to St Joes, per source.

mason fan4/9/2018 9:37:18 AM

Daly will have to sit 1 play 2... so if they are one of the better teams in the league it won't necessarily be becuse of him


mg144/9/2018 12:26:56 PM

Duquesne's Tarin Smith announces he's grad transferring. Averaged 12.4 PPG, 3.2 APG.

mg144/9/2018 1:29:27 PM

Former St. John's F Tariq Owens is transferring to Texas Tech. (HT )

mg144/9/2018 1:30:07 PM

Former Wagner G Blake Francis is transferring to Richmond.

the dude4/9/2018 2:47:45 PM

Transfers moves heating up.

bm4/9/2018 5:33:27 PM

Tuna, that wasn't me (who shared a beer with you at the Bone).  Way too dramatic post for my taste.

bigfan4/9/2018 5:50:55 PM

Figured it wasn' t.

But to steer the conversation in general to non- controversial subjects, Bon Appetit was closed during a campus visit recenty. 

Had some inspection issues at one point, but don' t know what seemingly torpedoed The Bone as a standalone location.

Still the kitchen presumably for the Red Lion/Lindy's or to be precise, think it' s Lindy' s The Red Lion. But not open as a take-out apparently.

Sad. Bon Appetit carryout helped get a lot of people throough college late nights.


gw694/9/2018 9:35:52 PM

Bassins GW Inn--mid sixties. Only game in town.Astor-Marrocos-Gusti's

also go to hangs. Turbulent,yet more sane times.

bigfan4/9/2018 11:57:40 PM

Astor 75 cent cocktails all the time in addition to inexpensive Greek food.

tuna can4/10/2018 11:41:18 AM

Anyone remember the Black Rooster in the day? Remember big Bruce behind the bar? Last sighted at the Hamilton.


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