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Duquesne’s Tyson Acuff Enters Transfer Portal



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. 

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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.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

As I keep saying it’s becoming useless to recruit high school kids anymore since most of them hit the portal in 1 or 2 yrs anyway

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