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Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
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Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Per Twitter
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RE: Jalen Benjamin has entered the transfer portal
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RE: Jalen Benjamin has entered the transfer portal
Don’t understand Kassim transferring but I’m confident that we’ll find some good replacements.
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RE: Jalen Benjamin has entered the transfer portal
Wow! Mass exodus! Let’s get some shooters!
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RE: Jalen Benjamin has entered the transfer portal
Was about to say. Saw that tweet so may need to change title to multiple blazers transferring.
Some I am surprised about and others not so much. But I trust Andy Kennedy to bring in some more talent for his 2nd year.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
The only person on that list I am sad about losing is Nicholson.

We have an experienced, hard-nosed core of players returning. IMO AK should go all in, or close to it, for next year. Bring in experienced shooting and a back up big man, and we should have a very good team next year ready to compete for the conference and the NCAAs.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-17-2021 02:09 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  The only person on that list I am sad about losing is Nicholson.

We have an experienced, hard-nosed core of players returning. IMO AK should go all in, or close to it, for next year. Bring in experienced shooting and a back up big man, and we should have a very good team next year ready to compete for the conference and the NCAAs.

Agreed. Nicholson was the one I was surprised about, but he is a senior and maybe he wants to play one year somewhere else and get more minutes.
I had a feeling Benjamin would transfer based on his minutes this year. He was a great asset last season but this season he digressed.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-17-2021 02:15 PM)blazerblazer Wrote:  
(03-17-2021 02:09 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  The only person on that list I am sad about losing is Nicholson.

We have an experienced, hard-nosed core of players returning. IMO AK should go all in, or close to it, for next year. Bring in experienced shooting and a back up big man, and we should have a very good team next year ready to compete for the conference and the NCAAs.

Agreed. Nicholson was the one I was surprised about, but he is a senior and maybe he wants to play one year somewhere else and get more minutes.
I had a feeling Benjamin would transfer based on his minutes this year. He was a great asset last season but this season he digressed.

Benjamin regressed big time. He was an absolute liability on defense, which this style of team can't have. He turned the ball over, made bad decisions, didn't run the offense like a true PG, and couldn't make threes consistently. He also basically single handedly lost us the 2nd game against La Tech, and played dirty as hell in that game.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Cleaning house to bring in better talent. Those are exactly the 5 guys I mentioned in the other thread that I would encourage to move on if I was in AK's shoes.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
I agree with prior posts regarding Nicholson.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
We saw how well AK did last season after a similar roster turnover. I'd be willing to bet that he has a list of guys he wants to take a run at and that he will also be shopping the transfer portal. I think he has given us plenty of reasons to trust him to manage the roster.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
If you search UAB transfer on twitter, you’ll find us mentioned with a lot of D1 transfers.

North Dakota transfer DaSean Eikens
Myron Gordon of Samford
Marlon Ruffin of Omaha
Jordan Davis of MTSU
McNeese State transfer Dru Kuxhausen
Lafayette transfer EJ Stephens
UNH transfer Sean Sutherlin
Pitt transfer Au'Diese Toney
Cam Holden of UT Martin
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-17-2021 02:59 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  If you search UAB transfer on twitter, you’ll find us mentioned with a lot of D1 transfers.

North Dakota transfer DaSean Eikens
Myron Gordon of Samford
Marlon Ruffin of Omaha
Jordan Davis of MTSU
McNeese State transfer Dru Kuxhausen
Lafayette transfer EJ Stephens
UNH transfer Sean Sutherlin
Pitt transfer Au'Diese Toney

Justin Brown, USF
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
I don’t have time to really look at all these guys. Are they mostly on the level of ertel/Quan Jackson type transfers? AK really nailed the transfers last year. Except for Kirkland, but he was starting to show some potential at the end at least
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Like most, Nicholson is the one I was hoping would choose to stay (if he really had a choice). The one I'm most disappointed about is Benjamin. He showed a lot of potential as a freshmen and it all just kind of fell apart this year. Im happy our nucleus is staying intact.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-17-2021 02:59 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  If you search UAB transfer on twitter, you’ll find us mentioned with a lot of D1 transfers.

North Dakota transfer DaSean Eikens
Myron Gordon of Samford
Marlon Ruffin of Omaha
Jordan Davis of MTSU
McNeese State transfer Dru Kuxhausen
Lafayette transfer EJ Stephens
UNH transfer Sean Sutherlin
Pitt transfer Au'Diese Toney
Cam Holden of UT Martin

Kuxhausen shot 45% from 3...and 2nd in nation in makes p/ game 04-rock
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-17-2021 03:09 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  
(03-17-2021 02:59 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  If you search UAB transfer on twitter, you’ll find us mentioned with a lot of D1 transfers.

North Dakota transfer DaSean Eikens
Myron Gordon of Samford
Marlon Ruffin of Omaha
Jordan Davis of MTSU
McNeese State transfer Dru Kuxhausen
Lafayette transfer EJ Stephens
UNH transfer Sean Sutherlin
Pitt transfer Au'Diese Toney

Justin Brown, USF

Jamal Johnson leaving Auburn. :rolls eyes:
Jermaine Marshall leaving Akron. First guy Kennedy offered
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Jordan Davis-MTSU-sr -11.0-27% 3pt
Desean Eikens-north Dakota-so-4.8-0-10on 3pt shots
Myron Gordon-samford-sr-15.6-31% 03-razzt
Marlon Ruffin-Omaha-sr-13.1-38%
Dru Kuxhaysen-mcneese st-sr-11.8-40%
E.J.stephens-Lafayette-sr-16.7-31%
Seth Sutherlin-new hampshire-sr-12.8-25%
Au’Diese Toney-Pitt-sr-14.4-34%
Cam Holden-UT-Martin-st-14.9-25%
Justin Brown-USF-sr-8.1-36%
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-17-2021 07:25 PM)jesseblazer Wrote:  Jordan Davis-MTSU-sr -11.0-27% 3pt
Desean Eikens-north Dakota-so-4.8-0-10on 3pt shots
Myron Gordon-samford-sr-15.6-31% 03-razzt
Marlon Ruffin-Omaha-sr-13.1-38%
Dru Kuxhaysen-mcneese st-sr-11.8-40%
E.J.stephens-Lafayette-sr-16.7-31%
Seth Sutherlin-new hampshire-sr-12.8-25%
Au’Diese Toney-Pitt-sr-14.4-34%
Cam Holden-UT-Martin-st-14.9-25%
Justin Brown-USF-sr-8.1-36%

Jamal Johnson jr 9.4 36%
Jermaine Marshall jr 22% 2.5
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Seems like when coach is a proven shooter, shooters would be drawn to playing for him.

Then again, maybe AK tries to protect his UAB records and instead goes with guys who can just kind of shoot.
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