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Yesterday afternoon, junior Austin McBroom tweeted out that he has decided to transfer from Saint Louis University. He wrote, “Sad to say I will no longer be attending SLU after this year. Currently looking for my new home.”
McBroom came to SLU after he decided to transfer from Central Michigan after his freshman year. McBroom saw his playing dipped later in the season due to head coach Jim Crews wanting to get his freshman guards, Miles Reynolds, Marcus Bartley, and Davell Roby, quality playing minutes and to see what skills each player possessed to offer to the team.
While at SLU, McBroom averaged about 20 minutes per game, averaged around a career 39% shooting from the three-point line, and managed to average about 7 points per game. At SLU, McBroom accumulated a total of 461 points. He also played a key role in helping SLU capture the 2013-2014 regular season Atlantic 10 Championship.
McBroom was appreciative of the fans with his time at SLU. He tweeted, “Thank you to all my SLU fans, media, teammates, and everyone who has supported me through the years I’ve been at SLU.” McBroom, a native of North Hollywood, California, will look for a new team and early speculation is that he will look at UCLA.
Also yesterday, Ryan Silver, a basketball promoter, tweeted that sophomore Tanner Lancona will also transfer from SLU while there hasn’t been a statement from Lancona yet he did retweet Ryan Silver’s tweet.
Lancona never really worked his way into the starting line-up, but many speculated that he could a replacement for Cody Ellis as he was a stretch 4 player and hit the three with consistency and accuracy. While at SLU, Lancona averaged about two points a game and accumulated a total of 92 points. Lancona, Trabuco Canyon, California, will look to take his services to another team.
With the loss of McBroom and Lancona, SLU, at the moment, will only have one senior in Ash Yacoubou left on the roster. SLU has signed two recruits in Elliott Wermer and Matt Neufeld in 2015. With these departures leaves some room for Crews and his staff to recruit more freshmen or look to recruit transfers.
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