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Posted On: 12/27/17 9:14 AM
While a lot of the talk has been about the transfers who will be eligible in January, there are many transfers that are paying immediate dividends for there new programs. So, let’s look at some of the transfers who are making big statements around the city of Cincinnati.
Shawn Hawkins- 6’5 F/Hughes: Hawkins has been outstanding in the first quarter of the season with his team. He is currently averaging 10 points per game while his 9.1 rebounds per game rank 2nd in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference (CMAC). To go along with those numbers his versatility on both ends of the court has been a big factor to Big Red early season success. With his knee injury completely behind him, Shawn is a player that could help a program at the D-II/NAIA/JUCO level.
Bryce Hunt- 6’7 F/Reading: The Blue Devils are off to a very solid 5-3 start, and Bryce has been a big reason. He hard-nosed style of play has helped him to 5 double-doubles in the first 8 games with double figure rebound efforts in 7 of the first 8 games. The 36th ranked senior in the state is currently averaging 12.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5 blocks per game. Per his Twitter page Hunt received his first offer from University of Pikeville (KY), a NAIA D-I on December 9th.
Damani McEntire 6’3 G/Deer Park: Get to know this young man from Indianapolis name quickly. Since his first game he has played some outstanding basketball for the undefeated Wildcats. The former Prep Hoops Indiana Top 50 performer, McEntire is averaging 21.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 5.4 assists per game. This is a player who is quickly being mentioned as one of the top seniors in Cincinnati.
Alec Pfriem 6’4 G/Moeller: The only non-senior on this list, Pfreim numbers may not be eye-popping but he has been a big factor for the Crusaders thus far. With the injury to star junior Miles McBride, Alec floor game has been on point as his defense and basketball IQ have been on full display. The 17th ranked junior in the state is currently averaging 6 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 37% from behind the arc.
Jay Tiemeyer 6’1 G/West Clermont: Tiemeyer has been a huge addition for the first year Wolves program. Coming over from Anderson, Jay is currently 2nd in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference in scoring at 17 points per game. Once 2020 C Jackson Ames is eligible in January, he and Tiemeyer will form one of the deadlier paint-perimeter tandems in the Cincinnati area.
***Stats courtesy of the CHL, CMAC, ECC and GCL-South websites
***Photo courtesy of Deer Park Athletics Twitter Page