The transfer portal has claimed another player as former Duquesne men’s basketball player Tyson Acuff has decided to leave Keith Dambrot’s program after two seasons.
The 6’2″ guard started 16 games for Duquesne this past season and averaged 5.7 points, 0.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game and appeared in all 30.
The sophomore originally came to Duquesne as 3-star recruit from Cass Tech in Detroit, Michigan. He appeared in 18 games as a true freshman from 2020-21 and was being counted on to take on more of a role with the team this past season.
Any player who enters the transfer portal can still return to their original school, although that case is rare. Acuff has given no reasons publicly as to why he entered the portal.
Last week, the Dukes lost another backcourt player when freshman guard Jackie Johnson Jr. also decided to transfer.
Considering Duquesne went 6-24 with an abysmal 1-16 conference record, departures from the roster come as now surprise. It’s very likely Acuff and Johnson won’t be the last players to depart Duquesne.
I am proud to announce that my recruitment is officially back open. I have entered the transfer portal with 3 years of eligibility left and am looking forward to this journey 🖤 pic.twitter.com/HBChEXeX53
— Tyson Acuff (@Acuff__Tyson) April 3, 2022