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Duquesne Basketball: Analyzing transfer targets, AJ Casey, Jahsean Corbett, AJ Stanton-McCray and Maximus Edwards

With a number of open roster spots, Duquesne Basketball is set to host several players in the coming days. Here's a look at who they are and their potential impact.
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With several open roster spots, Duquesne Basketball is set to host several players in the coming days. Here's a look at who they are and their potential impact.

Coming off the first NCAA Tournament appearance in decades, Duquesne Basketball as a program is at an all-time high. But they've gone through some changes, including Dru Joyce taking over as head coach for Keith Dambrot, along with half the roster gone, via either the portal or expiring eligibility.

There are currently six open scholarship spots for the Dukes, assuming walk-on starter Jake DiMichele gets his own this offseason. The program seems primed to add at least a couple of guys in the next week, with several players reportedly visiting the team in Pittsburgh. Here's a look at who to watch for.

Maximus Edwards - George Washington

The 6'5 guard was the former Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year who shot 43% from the field and 36% from three-point range for the Revolutionaries. Edwards (12.4 ppg and 6.6 rpg) had eight games of at least 18 points this past season, including 22 points and 13 rebounds in an overtime win over Ohio. With Duquesne having lost so much scoring production, Edwards can come in to be the focal point for the team and he's already a proven scorer at the A-10 level.

AJ Casey - Miami

Casey is a 6'9 combo forward and a former top-100 prospect two years ago. He's played limited minutes at Miami, averaging just 1.9 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 10 mpg off the bench. Casey is a good athlete but doesn't space the floor much, going 1/22 from deep in two seasons. Duquesne lost all four true power forwards on the roster so there's room for someone like Casey to come in and find a spot in the rotation. Moving from the ACC to the A-10 could help him find his game as well.

AJ Stanton-McCray - Samford

The 6'5 two-guard from Charlotte posted career-high numbers in his 4th year, averaging 11.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg in 22 mpg. Stanton-McCray not only shot 41% from deep and 84% from the FT line but he also was named to an all-league defensive unit as well. His production was a bit inconsistent at times but he did drop 29 points in a win over Chattanooga and is another larger guard for the Dukes to target.

Jahsean Corbett - Chicago St

Duquesne Basketball is very familiar with Corbett, who scored 21 points and 11 rebounds when Chicago State played them this past season. On the year, the 6'6 guard/forward averaged 15.4 ppg and 7.7 rpg on an independent schedule that was against either D-II teams or D-I opponents on the road.

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Corbett is a versatile athlete that can play at the Atlantic 10 level and would be a big offensive addition to the team. For a Duquesne roster who ranked around last in most offensive categories, adding someone like him would be most important.