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Moving Targets
DAN GREENE
October 08, 2012
TRANSFERS HAVE REACHED MASSIVE PROPORTIONS IN DIVISION I, WITH MORE THAN 400 PLAYERS CHANGING SCHOOLS LAST SEASON. THESE SECOND-CHANCE RECRUITS WERE SNAPPED UP BY TOP PROGRAMS—BUT NOT ALL OF THEM ARE BULL'S-EYE CHOICES TO LEAVE A BIG MARK IN THEIR NEW ROLES
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October 08, 2012

Moving Targets

TRANSFERS HAVE REACHED MASSIVE PROPORTIONS IN DIVISION I, WITH MORE THAN 400 PLAYERS CHANGING SCHOOLS LAST SEASON. THESE SECOND-CHANCE RECRUITS WERE SNAPPED UP BY TOP PROGRAMS—BUT NOT ALL OF THEM ARE BULL'S-EYE CHOICES TO LEAVE A BIG MARK IN THEIR NEW ROLES

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A former top 50 recruit, the 6'10" junior has talent (15.2 ppg, 2.3 bpg in 2010--11) and baggage. (He was charged with drug possession last December.)

8 LUKE HANCOCK

GEORGE MASON > LOUISVILLE

Adding a 6'6" junior swingman who is a deft passer (a team-leading 4.3 apg in 2010--11) to this loaded squad was a coup for coach Rick Pitino.

9 KHEM BIRCH

PITT > UNLV

The 6'9" sophomore blasted his Pitt teammates on the way out but will provide a shot-blocking presence for a deep Rebels frontcourt.

10 WILL CLYBURN

UTAH > IOWA STATE

Coach Fred Hoiberg rode a crop of transfers to a 23--11 record last year and this 6'7" senior guard (17.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg in 2010--11) is his latest high-impact import.

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