‘Tis the season of college basketball players announcing their intention to transfer. One of those players whose name is familiar with BC fans is George Washington transfer Kevin Marfo. The former Worcester Academy five man played one year with the Colonials and averaged 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in just under 9 minutes of action per game.
George Washington freshman big man Kevin Marfo has requested his release per his high school coach.— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) March 23, 2017
Word on the street is that Marfo still has interest in BC. A source close to the situation told me that BC is one of the schools that he has interest in. It remains to be seen if Marfo would fit into BC’s future plans though. It's an interesting situation to say the least because there aren't a lot of "traditional transfers" looking at BC because of the uncertainty from the top of the administration on down.
Right now the BC coaches are actively recruiting a few 5th year players to join the roster. The staff knows that with a new AD coming in that next year is a huge year for them and as such most of the time is being put into grabbing 5th year transfers as opposed to more traditional transfers like Marfo.
Initially you aren’t going to hear many names until the staff feels that they are close to landing a player. All I can say is that the staff isn’t aiming at low hanging fruit for 5th years right now and is shooting for the stars.
Another interesting thing that fans might not think about the staff doing this time of year is recruiting its own players. In this day and age we live in college coaches will put feelers out to players through high school and AAU coaches to see if there is interest in transferring. It looks like BC has weathered the storm on this front but lets just say that some of the players that you might imagine were hot commodities were just that this offseason.