After a long 2018-19 season, these 10 NCAA Basketball transfers are chomping at the bit to get back on the court with a new team.
10. Kameron McGusty, 6’5 Guard (Oklahoma > Miami FL)
McGusty, a former Sooner guard, arrived in Norman and hit the ground running, averaging 11 points-per-game in his freshman season, which was a rebuilding year for Lon Kruger. He was one of the few bright spots for a team that experienced little success and settled in as a Big 12 basement-dweller during that 2017 season.
His sophomore campaign saw a step back in both his role and production, certainly a result of the nation’s points and assists leader, Trae Young, arriving and usurping reigns of the Sooner offense. McGusty started over half of Oklahoma’s games his freshman year but was demoted to a bench piece in 2018 once Young blossomed into a superstar and Christian James and Rashard Odomes proved to fit better next to the dominant point guard.
McGusty will be a necessary and productive addition for Miami and Jim Larranaga. As it stands, Miami is not deep. McGusty will almost certainly be a starter and brings size at the guard position the Hurricanes desperately need, considering 6’4 Dejan Vasiljevic and 5’6 Chris Lykes are the other perimeter starters.
McGusty, honestly, is a fairly mundane wing player in terms of game and production levels. He won’t wow you with crazy shot making or athletic finishes at the rim, but he’s a solid player all-around, works hard, and is patient with his role. In both years at OU, Kameron McGusty was a high-character role player who filled gaps where necessary and hit outside shots at a respectable rate (around 35% aggregate). He will be a nice addition on a Miami squad seeking to return to the NCAA Tournament in 2020.