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.
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.
Former Naples Guard Manny Toliver has decided to return to his home state and play for USC. Toliver chose USC over Arizona, Colorado, and San Diego. Toliver committed to USC in his senior year of high school before decommitting and spending his first two seasons in Naples.
Jack Goodwin, ranked the number five transfer on TN’s 2020 Transfer Rankings, will decide to spend his final two years of eligibility between three schools: Kansas, Michigan-Spring Lake, and Stanford. Jack’s younger brother Jayden Goodwin will be a freshman this fall at Michigan-Spring Lake while his other younger brother Josh Goodwin will be a sophomore at Stanford this fall. Kansas enters the mix, needing someone to replace Damon Alexander’s production at guard when he graduates and enters the NTBL Draft after the upcoming season. Goodwin will make his final choice this Saturday May 9.
Arkansas Forward Joe Myers will play his final season closer to home (in Florida). He is virtually visiting Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Florida State, and Miami before making a final decision in a few weeks. Myers only averaged 5.3 goals per game in his career at Arkansas.
Michigan Guard Andre Willis announced on his social media he will not return to Michigan next season but enter the transfer portal. Main reasons for his transfer include the additions of newcomer guards Clyde Bozeman and Donavan Powell and the want to play closer to home. Willis will take virtual visits to Iona, Miami, Missouri, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma State.
Iona graduate wing Kerry Melton has announced he will play his final season at Virginia State. The 2020 MAAC Player of the Year chose Virginia State of Syracuse, Tennessee, and Texas A&M. He averaged 22.2 GPG, 7.4 RPG, and 5.6 APG per game during his junior season.
Texas transfer Center Jackson Allen is playing his final two years of eligibility at Tennessee. Allen chose the Vols over Arkansas and Michigan State. He averaged sixteen goals and eight rebounds per game last season as a backup center in Austin.
Yet another one of Texas’ players has entered the transfer portal in the wake of their old head coach Fred Jackson leaving to take the same position at his alma mater, Arkansas. He is planning on talking to coaching staffs at Colorado, Dayton, FGCU, Kansas, Miami, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.
Former Purdue Guard Ky Bowman will play his final year of eligibility at Texas A&M. Before sitting out, this past season he averaged twenty goals per game and nine assists per game in his junior season at Purdue in 2018-2019. He chose Texas A&M over a final list of Dayton, Iona, Little Rock, and Tennessee.