The NCAA basketball transfer portal will have a record number of players in it this season and today it added the name of a local player.
Robert Morris junior guard Cameron Wilbon told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he’s made the decision to transfer from the Colonial program. The native of Gary, Indiana will still have three seasons of athletic eligibility remaining.
This past season, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game. As a freshman in 2018-19, Wilbon averaged 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Wilbon following his decision and asked his reasons for deciding to leave Robert Morris.
“I made this decision last night,” Wilbon said. “I just felt like it was time for something new and I’m just looking for more of an opportunity to play on the court and a bigger role than I’m getting at Robert Morris right now. Coach Toole and I had meeting about this during the season and actually talked about it a lot. After our conversations, I just didn’t feel like things were going to change. When I informed him today, he said that if I needed anything that he’d help me. No hard feelings between either side, I wanted something new and I felt he probably felt that way as well.”
“In the times I was on the court, I believed I showed that I was a versatile player and could bring many things up a team like my ability to defend, rebound and could score. I believe I could do many other things but didn’t get a chance to show them.”
Wilbon admits that being from Indiana, he’d like to stay in the Midwest but that he’s open to and just looking for the best opportunity to showcase his skills.
“I just want to go to a place where I’m free and where the coaches trust in me.”