Sunday, December 14, 2014

Greener Pastures

With transfers at an all-time high, the blame game is played by many. Is it the schools fault or are the prospects the reason for discontent?  How about concluding that some decisions are just bad fits for student athletes and the schools. Here are a couple of local kids that found greener pastures by transferring to different schools.

Len'Nique Brown- The former Wagner PG is playing 29.7 minutes a game, starting all 10 games for NC State. Brown played her freshman year at USC before joining the Wolfpack. Le'Nique is averaging 9.4 points and 3 assists a game. The Wolfpack are 7-3 on the season.

Cassie Peoples- What many people don't realize is that peoples is a SA product. She was raised in SA until 7th/8th grade. Peoples initially suited up for the University of Texas. She is currently the starting PG for the University of Florida. She is leading the team in scoring (10.6) and assists (4.0). She is playing 27.7 minutes a game.

Erica Donovan- Donovan lead John Jay to the state semis during her senior season. She initially signed on to play at NC State, transferring after her freshman season. Donovan leads her Bowling Green quad in scoring (14.6 ), rebounding (8.3 ), and FG %(45%) while playing 30 minutes a game.

Transfers are a part of the business of college sports. The three players mentioned are examples of transfers working out for both sides. Texas is currently in the Top 10 in the country, USC had the #15 recruiting class in 2014 and NC State was a Top 20 team in 2013-14. Both players and the programs have moved on for the better.