After the Darryl Hicks commitment, Steve Donahue and the Eagles have two scholarships to give over the next two classes. If the Don doesn't add another four-year player to this year's incoming recruiting class, he could dip back into the graduate student transfer market as he did with Harvard forward Andrew Van Nest. One name to keep an eye on is Cornell forward Errick Peck.
Peck, a 6-foot-6 forward originally from Indianapolis, will graduate from Cornell and will have one year of eligibility remaining, eligible to play immediately. Donahue recruited Peck at Cornell. The forward was the only freshman in the regular rotation of Donahue's Cornell team that made a run to the Sweet 16 in 2009-10. He originally committed to Cornell over claimed offers from Akron, Cleveland State, Kent State, Colorado State, Milwaukee, Loyola Chicago, Middle Tennessee State, Butler, Missouri State, Evansville and Wisconsin-Green Bay. Penn State and Saint Louis also showed interest.
This past season, Peck averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 28 games for the Big Red, coming back from an knee injury that forced him to miss his entire junior season (2011-12). Over his 86 game playing career at Cornell, Peck has averaged 7.9, 3.2 and 1.1.
The Cornell Basketball Blog mentioned that Boston College was recruiting Peck hard and lists Purdue, Butler and Duquesne as possible destinations for the grad student. Peck would likely slot in at the 4 spot and give some needed rest to Ryan Anderson. That's of course assuming Clifford can return to form and gives the Eagles minutes at the 5.
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Be sure to check out Jeff Goodman's complete 2013 transfer list for the names of other possible transfers ... 6-foot-8 or taller, preferably.