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Posted On: 06/11/17 7:27 PM
So far this offseason, several players have announced they will be transferring for next season. Some of these transfer announcements are great news for receiving schools that need help filling voids from graduation. Here are 6 transfers to keep an eye on next season.
Ross Ryan (Centerburg to Pickerington North)– Pick North acquires another quality big man to an already deep frontcourt. Fellow post players Jerome Hunter and Elijah McNamara along with Ryan will combine to become arguably the best frontcourt combination in the state. Hunter provides a strong inside presence offensively and defensively. McNamara provides an inside-out playing style with a great midrange shot. Ryan will provide another athletic big with great abilities off the dribble.
Alec Pfriem (Roger Bacon to Moeller)- Pfriem is taking his talents from D3 to D1. With the loss of leading scorer Keegan McDowell to graduation, Moeller replaces him with Pfriem. With new teammates Isaiah Payton and Miles McBride joining him, the Crusaders will have one of the top backcourts in Southwest Ohio next season.
Max Land (Mason to Moeller)– Land arrives at Moeller with the goal of helping replace 2 senior frontcourt players lost because of graduation. Although not experienced at the varsity level, Land joins a Crusaders team led by Carl Kremer, who will help develop Max going forward.
Connor Maciag (Massillon Jackson to Pickerington Central)– Maciag leaves the defending champions for Pickerington. Maciag should provide extra assistance to Jeremiah Francis in the backcourt and needs to help fill voids in the Tigers offense since they lose 4 seniors, including post player Sterling Manley.
Justin Curtis (Columbus East to Walnut Ridge)– Curtis joins up with a Scots team desperate for a scorer. Walnut Ridge averaged only 51 points per game last year and finished with a struggling 10-12 record. Justin comes over with his 20.1 points per game from last year. Walnut Ridge has had a past of being one of the top teams in Central Ohio in Division II. With Curtis, the Scots have potential to return to the state semifinals and compete for a state championship.
Dillon McCullough (Tri-Village to Tri-County North)- Dillon joins a fellow CCC opponent and leaves the Patriots after losing 3 starters already. McCullough will provide TCN with a strong guard that can give them a chance at competing for a conference title. He is a true point guard that will provide assistance quickly.