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Freshman Dylan Swingle to Transfer from Duquesne



Freshman Dylan Swingle has decided to transfer from Duquesne.

The big center from Ohio becomes the fourth player to leave the program in the last two days.

Swingle (6-foot-11, 305 pounds) signed with Duquesne out of Paint Valley High School near Chillicothe, Ohio and was a member of their Class of 2018. This past season, he redshirted which, means he’ll have to sit for one year and will have three years of athletic eligibility remaining.

Swingle joins guards Brandon Wade and Eric Williams, Jr. and forward Gavin Bizeau as players that have decided to transfer from Duquesne this offseason.

In the last two days, Keith Dambrot’s program has lost size from its roster as Bizeau and Swingle both check in at 6-foot-11.

Swingle’s decision to leave was largely based on opportunity to get on the floor. His development as a Division I center was going to take more time and both parties felt it was best to do so elsewhere. Swingle is a huge body that can no doubt develop into an asset for another program.

Going into next season, Duquesne will have Mike Hughes returning as its starting center and will be adding James Ellis (Westinghouse High School), who redshirted this past season.

Look for Duquesne to attempt to add more size to their roster with a grad transfer this season or in their 2020 recruiting class.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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