On Sunday, Cal U standout forward Philip Alston announced that he was entering the transfer portal after playing two seasons for the Vulcans.
Alston, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound forward, started all 33 games for Cal U, and led the team to a 23-10 record. Playing an average of 33.1 minutes per game, he attempted over 500 field goals this season, and converted on 54% of his attempts. He also hit 27% of his three-point attempts, and 65% of his free throws. He grabbed 358 rebounds for an average of 10.8 per game, and scored 692 points, averaging 21 points per game.
After the conclusion of his monster season, Alston decided to enter the transfer portal. Now, just one day after entering, his phone has been blowing up non-stop with division one coaches on the other end.
“It feels great to feel wanted,” Alston told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “And watching the fruition of all my hard work paying off, just truly grateful.”
He has heard from over 40 division one programs in less than 15 hours since entering, headlined by high major programs such as Ohio State, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina. Out of all the schools that have reached out, five programs made this year’s NCAA Tournament, including Loyola Chicago.
The complete list of schools to reach out to Alston is below.
Ohio State, Iowa State, Dayton, Murray State, Toledo, Ohio University, Eastern Michigan, Youngstown State, Ole Miss, Eastern Kentucky, Miami (OH), Morgan State, Southern Illinois, Kent State, Morehead State, Towson, Jacksonville State, Prairie View, Liberty, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, Stetson, Bryant University, Northern Illinois, Southern Alabama, Loyola Chicago, Marshall, Portland State, University of South Carolina, Austin Peay, Western Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Indiana State, UTEP, Lynn, Texas Arlington, University of Montana, Stony Brook, Niagara, LIU, Bowling Green, and Charleston Southern.
As of now, Alston does not have a timeline for his commitment.
“At this point I will probably try to take as much time as possible for a commitment,” Alston said. “But I’m open to taking visits as soon as I can.”