Tuesday, April 02, 2013

PG Ricky Tarrant transferring from Tulane

He has not announced where yet, but I will be very surprised if he does not end up at Bama.  He will have to sit out a year, which works out well since he can take over after Releford leaves.  He averaged 15 ppg at Tulane, but did not do a whole lot in the game against us.  It is also being reported that forward Josh Davis will transfer from Tulane, but I have heard no indications as to where he is going.  Davis transferred to Tulane from NC State.  It would be nice if Tarrant could convince Davis to come to Tuscaloosa with him.

6 comments:

crimsontider said...

Davis will be able to play immediately as he is a grad transfer, that would be huge if Alabama could somehow get both. Any chance Tarrant could get some sort of waiver?

Msmilie said...

I believe Davis has more options on the table (there's a very good chance he could end up overseas). Tarrant just appears to be homesick. He could be a nice addition should he end up in Tuscaloosa, but he'll have to really work in the off year to be a consistent player in the SEC. He posted good numbers at Tulane, but his shooting percentages weren't great (37% FG, 32% 3PT).

You have to feel for Tulane head coach, Ed Conroy.He loses his best two players just when the program was gaining some momentum (Tulane won 20 games and were selected for the College Insider tournament). The transfer issue needs to be looked at this offseason by the NCAA. Last year somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 players transferred. It's gone off the rails.

RAY said...

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/04/tulanes_change_of_heart_allows.html

RAY said...

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Sports/2013/04/03/Rice-firing-sidebar-pendulum?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

bobbyjack said...

If a coach can just up and leave without sitting out a year I have no problem with players doing the same. Coaches often cull the herd in the off-season making 'suggestions' to transfer or give up playing (it happened here just last year). If Universities really want to be about the student-athlete then scholarships should at the minimum be a 3 yr thing (not this one and renewed stuff).

Msmilie said...

I feel ya where it concerns coaches having the ability to just up and leave, but when you've got close to 500 players transferring in a year, it's a problem. Not all of them are transferring because the coach suggested it. Many of them are leaving because of people in their ear, be it family members, friends or even rival coaches. These kids have got to start making better decisions in the recruiting process so they don't find themselves in an unhappy situation 1-2 years down the line.