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College Throwball Transfer News

UCLA’s Paige, MSU’s Blakeley in portal

“(UCLA Forward) Anthony Paige has been in the transfer portal since June” UCLA head coach Rob Fillion told the media this past weekend. Paige went on to tweet out that the transfer rumors were true and that he has taken visits to Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M. He also said a return to UCLA is possible, thanking the UCLA faithful as well.

Michigan State guard Steve Blakeley announced his intentions to transfer from Michigan State. He is set to visit Wisconsin this weekend and will likely commit and join the Badgers for pre-season workouts beginning on August 23. Wisconsin is the clear favorite to land the sharpshooting guard because he graduated from Madison High School and would join former high school teammates Josh Harris and Antonio Banks in Madison.

Despite rumors, Arkansas guard Gus Jaeavo tweeted out that he will not be leaving the program.

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Gonzaga guard Mills enters portal

Gonzaga guard Jonathan Mills has entered the transfer portal he announced on his Instagram Thursday. The Seattle native played two seasons at Gonzaga and averaged 17 goals, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals per game during his sophomore season. He is visiting a plethora of schools including Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Virginia State. Due to COVID-19, Mills will have up to three years of eligibility at his next stop.

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Florida OC Andy Hall named next Oklahoma head coach, top remaining transfer Griffin goes with Auburn

Florida Offensive Coordinator Andy Hall has been named the next Oklahoma head coach per TN Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s all-time leading assister has never coached at Oklahoma, as he became a graduate assistant under former Oklahoma head coach Bill Madison at Atlanta after Hall’s playing days wrapped up. Florida is expected to promote someone to replace Hall in the role internally. In other coaching moves Iona has hired Syracuse staffer Lincoln Reed as its next head coach, Nebraska named Texas offensive coordinator Jackson Gregory as its next head man, Kentucky named Syracuse offensive coordinator Leonard Johnson as its next head coach, and Florida Atlantic named USC offensive coordinator Drew Shuttles as its next head coach.

Former Iona Forward Denzel Griffin has announced he will play next at Auburn. The to be sophomore also considered offers from Colorado, Florida State, Kansas, Memphis, Miami, Syracuse, and UCLA. During his freshman season he averaged 12.1 GPG and 8.8 RPG. Other recent transfer commitments include Donovan Powell to Oregon, Jonathan Lewis to Michigan State, and Cody Nichols committed to Vanderbilt.

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College Throwball High School Throwball Throwball News TN Updates Transfer News

Changes that could be made at 2021 TN Spring Meetings (May 1-8)

1.All collegiate players will get a free year of eligibility 2021.
2.Second time transfers will get immediate eligibility.
3.The 2021 High School Off-Season Regionals will be moved up a month.
4.High School Throwball exhibition games can be played up until then.

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College Throwball NTBL Transfer News

Yale PG Victor Moore enters portal

After an incredible four year career at Yale, Point Guard Victor Moore will spend his final year of eligibility elsewhere, he announced on his Instagram account. Moore has incredible offensive ability and is an always improving perimeter defender. The New York City native is set to look at many schools including Duke, Kansas State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee, and UCLA. Moore averaged 25.6 GPG during his four-year career as well as an improving 4.2 APG.

UCLA Freshman Guard Jabari Williams and Kansas Freshman Forward Xion Thompson will both enter the 2021 NTBL Draft. Both will retain their college eligibility by not signing with an agent.

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Carolina’s Nichols, Arkansas’ Lewis, Cornelius enter portal

North Carolina Guard Cody Nichols, Arkansas Guard Jonathan Lewis, and Arkansas Guard Jonathan Cornelius have all entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. All three will have three years of eligibility left with the free year. Nichols will visit Memphis and Nashville State and Vanderbilt in his hometown while Lewis will visit Atlanta, Baylor, Memphis, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee, and Cornelius will visit Dayton, Gonzaga, and New Orleans.

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Former UConn PG White announces transfer to Oregon, pulls out of draft

Former Connecticut Point Guard Mikel White has announced his intentions to transfer to Oregon and has officially pulled out of the 2021 NTBL Draft . He also talked with coaching staffs at Tennessee and Texas. White has three years of eligibility left due to the free year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

Syracuse Offensive Coordinator Leonard Johnson has been named the next head coach at Kentucky. Johnson will be replaced by Greg Lee, who has excelled as Syracuse’s guard coach.

Michigan Guards Devin Powell and Clyde Bozeman have both entered the 2021 NTBL Draft. Both have signed with agents, keeping them from returning to Ann Arbor. Devin’s brother Donavan has entered the transfer portal with up to four years of eligibility left.

Auburn’s Antonio Pointer Jr., Maryland’s AJ Charles, Michigan State’s Victor Clemens and Kennedy Alexander, North Carolina’s Reed Pinson, Ohio State’s Za Williams and Zee Williams, Stanford’s Josh Goodwin, Syracuse’s RJ Baizley and Weston Matthews, and USC’s Dee-Dee Richardson have all also entered the 2021 NTBL Draft and signed with agents, so they will not return to college in 2021-2022.

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2021 Transfer Rankings

()= Years of eligibility left with free year due to COVID-19

1.Mikel White, Guard
Former School: Connecticut
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Oregon, Tennessee, Texas
Committed: Oregon

2.Reggie Mack, Forward
Former School: FGCU
Years of Eligibility: 1 (2)
Planned Visits: Iowa, Michigan State, Ole Miss, UCLA, Wisconsin
C0mmitted: Wisconsin

3.Victor Moore, Guard
Former School: Yale
Years of Eligibility: 0 (1)
Planned Visits: Duke, Kansas State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA
Committed: Ohio State

4.Jarius Tate, Guard/Forward
Former School: Northern Kentucky
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Arizona State, Arkansas, Gonzaga, Oregon, Northern Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas
Committed: Arkansas

5.Donavan Moore, Guard
Former School: AGCU
Years of Eligibility: 1 (2)
Planned Visits: Kansas, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia State
Committed: Kansas

6.Anthony Paige, Forward
Former School: UCLA
Years of Eligibility: 3 (4)
Planned Visits: Texas, Texas A&M
Undecided

7.Matt Jordan, Guard
Former School: Iona
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Colorado, Florida State, Kansas State, Memphis, Michigan State, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC
Committed: Florida State

8.Denzel Griffin, Forward
Former School: Iona
Years of Eligibility: 3 (4)
Planned Visits: Auburn, Colorado, Florida State, Kansas, Memphis, Miami, Syracuse, UCLA
Committed: Auburn

9.Jack Moss, Guard/Forward
Former School: Florida Atlantic
Years of Eligibility: 3 (4)
Planned Visits: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Michigan State, North Carolina
Committed: North Carolina

10.Jonathan Mills, Guard
Former School: Gonzaga
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Virginia State
Committed: Nebraska

11.Gordon Tucker, Forward
Former School: Baylor
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Arkansas, Arkansas State
Committed: Arkansas

12.Miles Anderson, Guard
Former School: Clemson
Years of Eligibility: 1 (2)
Planned Visits: Colorado, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan State, Texas A&M
Committed: Colorado

13.Austin “AJ” Andrews, Guard
Former School: Maryland
Years of Eligibility: 1 (2)
Planned Visits: North Carolina
Committed: North Carolina

14.Steve Blakeley, Guard
Former School: Michigan State
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Wisconsin
Committed: Wisconsin

15.Fred “Freddy” Jackson Jr., Guard
Former School: Texas, Notre Dame
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Arkansas, Duke, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Wisconsin
Committed: Duke

16.Michael Johnson, Forward
Former School: Florida Atlantic
Years of Eligibility:4 (5)
Planned Visits: Arizona State, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Miami, NC State, Ohio State
Committed: Ohio State

17.Antonio McPherson, Forward
Former School: Florida Atlantic
Years of Eligibility: 3 (4)
Planned Visits: Arkansas, Auburn, California, FGCU, Louisville, Memphis, Oklahoma State
Committed: Louisville

18.Donavan Powell, Guard
Former School: Michigan
Years of Eligibility: 3 (4)
Planned Visits: Arizona, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Baptist, Gonzaga, Memphis, Oregon, Oregon State
Committed: Oregon

19.Jonathan Lewis, Guard
Former School: Arkansas
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Atlanta, Baylor, Memphis, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee
Committed: Michigan State

20.Quinton Williams, Guard
Former School: Syracuse
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Colorado, Connecticut, Iona, Kansas State
Committed: Kansas State

21.Michael Casey, Guard
Former School: Naples
Years of Eligibility: 0 (1)
Planned Visits: Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia Baptist, Little Rock, Oklahoma State, Texas
Committed: Texas

22.Deatrich Miller, Center
Former School: Arkansas
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Dallas, Georgia Baptist, Gonzaga, Northern Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist
Committed: Northern Arkansas

23.Brendan Bush, Center
Former School: Syracuse
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: FGCU, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan-Spring Lake Southern New York, USC
Committed: USC

24.Miles Mitchell, Forward
Former School: Florida Atlantic
Years of Eligibility: 3 (4)
Planned Visits: Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida Atlantic, Gonzaga, Iona, Maine
Committed: Florida Atlantic

25.Jeff Young, Guard
Former School: Florida Atlantic
Years of Eligibility: 4 (5)
Planned Visits: Atlanta, FGCU, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Georgia Baptist, Michigan, Michigan State, Naples
Committed: Florida Atlantic

26.Jonathan Cornelius, Guard
Former School: Arkansas
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Dayton, Gonzaga, New Orleans
Committed: New Orleans

27.Cody Nichols, Guard
Former School: North Carolina
Years of Eligibility: 2 (3)
Planned Visits: Memphis, Nashville State, Vanderbilt
Committed: Vanderbilt

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College Throwball Transfer News

Coaching Carousel: Florida State names alum Kevin Mathis next head coach, Ole Miss names Mack head man

Florida State has named Iona head coach Kevin Mathis their next head coach. Mathis played four years of throwball at Florida State, where he played on two teams that played into the second weekend of the tournament. The school parted ways with Chase Brice after seven seasons. Multiple Iona players have entered the transfer portal including leading scorer Matt Jordan (16.3 GPG, 6.6 APG) and leading rebounder Denzel Griffin (12.1 GPG, 8.8 RPG).

After parting ways with former head coach Jack Martin in late 2020, Ole Miss announced the hiring of FGCU Offensive Coordinator Justin Mack. Mack has been one of if not the most successful offensive coordinators of the past few seasons, leading an offense with an overall PER of 82.6. Mack, an Alabama alum, was linked to the job even before Martin’s firing in 2020.

Kentucky has fired head coach Matt Anderson after four seasons. Anderson went 37-83 during his tenure after being promoted from an interim coach role. Kentucky joins Ole Miss as head coaching vacancies. The program is expected to pursue coordinators within the conference such as Florida Offensive Coordinator Andy Hall and Tennessee Offensive Coordinator Jack McDaniels.

Vanderbilt becomes the third SEC school to part ways with their head coach. The Commodores announced the firing of Avery Martin after five seasons. After failing to land the Ole Miss frontrunner Justin Mack, Vanderbilt officials have confirmed to TN that the Commodores have their eyes set on Wake Forest Offensive Coordinator Jonathan Wesselman. Their fallback plan according to many is veteran Arkansas offensive coordinator and associate head coach Hall Hucks who previously graduated from the University of Atlanta, and was a graduate assistant under Bill Madison before taking the offensive coordinator role there.

Clemson, South Carolina, West Virginia, Nebraska, Charleston State, Washington, and Washington State have all moved on from their coaches as well. Many players from all teams above have entered the transfer portals.

Also, Connecticut Sophomore Guard Mikel White has announced his intentions to enter the 2021 NTBL Draft in June and the transfer portal. White averaged 22.3 goals, 4.3 assists, and 3.2 steals per game.

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NKU’s Jarius Tate enters portal, but will consider return

2021 Horizon League Player of the Year Jarius Tate announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal following the Norse’s NCAA Tournament exit. Tate, while a pretty good scorer, was second on his team in the category, averaging 14.8 goals, 7.5 assists, and 2.6 steals per game. Out of Pickerington, Ohio, Tate will have many suitors, which are expected to be programs such as Arizona State, Arkansas, Gonzaga, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas. In his tweet confirming he was not with the program anymore, he also said, “I will also consider returning to Highland Heights and finish my last two years of eligibility back there”. Tate graduated with a degree in sports management, so is a graduate transfer.

Florida State announced that it had parted ways with men’s throwball head coach Chris Brice. Brice led the Seminoles to finishes in the top three in the ACC standings just twice and led a middle of the pack ACC squad in most of his six year tenure in Tallahassee. A Florida State spokesperson also confirmed that defensive coordinator Eli Wilson will take over as interim coach while they pursue current Iona Head Coach (and Florida State alum) Kevin Mathis among other candidates such as Tennessee offensive coordinator Jack McDaniels.

Oklahoma announced last week the firing of men’s throwball head coach Greg Tatum. The OU alum had a losing record in all but two seasons of his seven year tenure in Norman. The Sooners are expected to pursue head coaching candidates immediately such as FGCU offensive coordinator Justin Mack and Florida offensive coordinator Andy Hall.

Ole Miss announced the finalists for its next men’s throwball head coach. People around the program believe that FGCU Offensive Coordinator Justin Mack and Wake Forest Offensive Coordinator Jonathan Wesselman are the two contending for the job to replace previous coach Jack Martin.

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College Throwball Transfer News

Former Gonzaga standout Todd chooses Texas A&M over Tennessee, Virginia Tech

Former West Coast Conference Player of the Year Brandon Todd has announced his decision to transfer to Texas A&M. The former Gonzaga big man chose the Aggies over a final three that also included Tennessee, Virginia Tech. Todd will begin classes in College Station on Monday as well as voluntary workouts with the team. He has two years of eligibility left.

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Highly touted transfer Todd cuts list to three, sets decision for Friday

After announcing his decision to leave Gonzaga and enter the transfer portal, more than 50 programs called big man Brandon Todd. It was announced Todd would consider nine of those programs, Arizona State, Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, UCLA, and Virginia Tech. Todd announced on his instagram in a post today that he had cut his list of schools to three, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech. Todd also said in the post that he would be making his final decision this upcoming Friday, then he can get started with classes and voluntary workouts with his school and team of choice.

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Breaking:Gonzaga standout Brandon Todd announces he is entering transfer portal

Potentially the most hyped up mid major college throwball player of all time has turned into college throwball’s new, most sought after “free agent”. After talking it over with family and friends, Gonzaga Forward Brandon Todd tweeted out last night that he would be leaving Gonzaga and entering the transfer portal. The talented big man was the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2020 while averaging an astonishing 31.2 GPG, 11.6 RPG, and 4.7 BPG. Todd will be virtually visiting and talking with coaching staffs from Arizona State, Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, and Virginia Tech. He has set a decision date for Labor Day, that way he can get going on classes and voluntary workouts at his new school of choice.

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TN’s top ranked transfer Jamison Thomas says he is “fully committed” to Miami

After making what many analysts call a “soft” commitment to Miami a month ago, former Texas Forward Jamison Thomas informed TN on Thursday that he would in fact be heading to play in Coral Gables for three seasons. Many experts expected TN’s top ranked transfer to consider hometown Naples (and choose the Hurricane Gators) but he ended up going with another southern Florida school. Thomas also took a look at the University of Atlanta where former Texas Defensive Coordinator Scott Perriman became head coach weeks ago.

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TN’s top available transfer Jack Goodwin chooses Kansas

Duke graduate transfer Guard/Forward Jack Goodwin committed to Kansas on Saturday afternoon. According to the 2020 TN Transfer Rankings, Goodwin was the top available transfer before he committed, slotting in at number five overall. Goodwin chose Kansas over a final three that also included schools who his brothers’ were playing for, Michigan-Spring Lake and Stanford.