How the transfers are doing

We're around the mid-point of the season so I thought it'd be interesting to see how the guys who transferred out are faring.

First up, Aaron Wheeler at St. John's. He wasn't getting much playing time early in the season, but he was in the rotation. He was mostly in the low to mid teens, a few single digit minutes games. However, he's been 25+ minutes over the last four games and he's picked up 2 starts. He seems to have found his stroke, hitting 40% from 3. After shooting 36% his freshman year he cratered to 21% Sophomore, and 26% last season so this is a nice return to form. His free throw shooting is still in the high 50% range, very strange after he shot 81% his sophomore season. Overall his is scoring 6.3 points per game to go along with 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and .9 blocks for a St John's team that is middle of the Big East pack.

Emmanuel Dowuna is getting minutes for Tennessee State. Their also in the middle of the pack in their conference, the Ohio Valley. Manny is getting regular rotation minutes as well, a little over 13 per game. He's averaging around 4 points and rebounds per game. He's shooting the exact same percentage as he got in his mop-up minutes last year, 46.2, but his free throw stroke is good for a big man, he's hitting 76% from the stripe (33 for 43).

The transfer is working out well for both players, they would not be likely to see much floor time this year, certainly not the kind of minutes they're getting now. Both players have another year of eligibility, they're listed as Juniors on ESPN, but I would think Manny would have at least 2 more seasons between COVID season and a medical redshirt year.

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