The Duquesne Dukes have lost a second member of their backcourts in the last 24 hours, as freshman guard Evan Buckley will leave the team after one season, Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned.
Buckley will join fellow freshman guard Ashton Miller in departing the program. Miller entered the transfer portal earlier on Monday.
Buckley’s situation is different because unlike Miller, PSN has been told that Buckley will return to home state of Virginia and won’t continue playing basketball.
Although he didn’t produce much in terms of numbers last season, Buckley was someone the staff liked and respected for his work ethic and his team attitude and Duquesne had been expecting him to return for 2020-21.
Despite losing two guards, the Dukes still have good depth their with Sincere Carry, Maceo Austin, Tavian Dunn-Martin, Lamar Norman and incoming freshmen Tyson Acuff and Jett Roesing in the backcourt.
This news now puts Duquesne one player under the scholarship limit and they will look to bring in another player to their Class of 2020 or via the transfer portal.