Busting Brackets

Misouri and St Mary’s Add Players Through Transfers


Mar 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Joe Coleman (11) dunks the ball in the second half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Williams Arena. The Gophers won 73-44. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Two new transfer news to report this morning. Nothing all too major for any school but some players are still in the process of changing around and getting settled. It seems like they are transfers being finalized every day recently.

In the first announcement, Zach Price, formerly a Louisville Cardinal, will be transferring to the Misouri Tigers. Price was a highly recruited center out of high school but has barely played with the Cardinal having been stuck to the bench behind Gorgui Dieng, Montrezl Harell and Stehphan Van Treese.

As per transfer rules, Price will sit out this year and have two years left of college eligibility.

The other transfer might have a bigger impact on both teams. Joe Coleman will be going from Minnesota to St Mary’s. The Sophomore averaged 8.7 points last season for the Gophers playing under 30 minutes per game.

Coleman made the decision to leave after coach Tubby Smith was replaced by Richard Pitino. St Mary’s became the final decision because of their talents at developing guards.

"“It came down to the fact that Coach [Randy] Bennett has been able to develop guards and also that they have playing time available,” Coleman told ESPN.com. “When Coach Smith left, I decided I wanted to go somewhere that I could expand my game.”"

Like Price, Coleman will sit out the year and have two years remaining to play for the Gaels.