The transfer portal is both good and bad for college programs. On one hand, it can strip you of players that you never thought would be leaving. On the other hand, it allows a program to immediately fill holes that would be difficult to do through normal high school recruiting.
After losing a number of transfers, most notably their young backcourt of Primo Spears and Jackie Johnson III., the Duquesne Dukes looked to be in for another long season. However, the transfer portal has instantly changed that outlook.
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Following an official visit last weekend, Miami (Ohio) transfer guard Dae Dae Grant announced on Sunday that he was transferring to Duquesne.
This follows the recent pickups of talented guards VCU transfer Tre Clark, Florida International transfer guard Tevin Brewer, JUCO guard Quincy McGriff and Butler High School 2022 guard Devin Carney.
With the additions of Grant, Brewer and Clark, the Dukes arguably have one of the most talented backcourts in the A-10 Conference.
Grant is a 6-foot-2 guard from Lorain, Ohio that led Miami (Ohio) in scoring last season with 17.5 points per game and averaged 4.7 rebounds, 4.1 assist and shot 42.3% from the field. Back in 2020-21, Grant scored 13.7 points per game and 3.0 rebounds and shot 41% from 3-point range.
Last season, Grant scored 20+ points 11 times and led Miami in scoring 18 times.
Because of the COVID-19 waiver, Grant has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Many people around basketball believe that Grant has NBA potential with his professional jump shot and overall shooting ability. He’s also known for his toughness, his competitive nature and is considered a great teammate.
After today’s notable pickup, it’s believed that Duquesne has now finalized their roster for next season.