ACC News and Notes: Virginia’s Traudt to Creighton, Louisville Walk-On to Portal, Jalen Hood-Schifino Declares for NBA Draft
PITTSBURGH – As the week comes to an end, three more players with ACC ties have made decisions regarding their basketball future. Friday’s news and notes feature Isaac Traudt, a Louisville junior walk-on, and a former Pitt commit known by many throughout the area.
Virginia Transfer Isaac Traudt Commits to Creighton
Former Virginia forward Isaac Traudt has committed to Creighton, the program announced Friday. A 6-foot-10 freshman who was the No. 51 overall prospect in ESPN’s 2022 recruiting rankings, Traudt redshirted the 2022-23 season for head coach Tony Bennett before opting to play elsewhere. The Cavaliers lost to Furman by one in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, failing to win a game since being crowned 2019 National Champions.
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— Matt Foster KETV (@MattFosterTV) December 10, 2021
The 2022 Nebraska Player of the Year returns to his home state to play for Greg McDermott and the Blue Jays. Traudt averaged 25.3 points as a junior and 23.1 points during his senior campaign while grabbing an average of over eight rebounds per game as well at Grand Island Senior High School. He has four years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2023-24 season for a team that nearly made the Final Four after a controversial foul call in the final second against San Diego State. Creighton finished the year 24-13 overall and 14-6 in the Big East, unable to join UConn as a second conference representative in Houston.
Louisville Guard Ashton Myles-Devore Enters Transfer Portal
Louisville experienced its worst season in program history this past year, leaving many players opting to suit up elsewhere. Guard Ashton Myles-Devore is the latest Cardinal to enter the transfer portal, according to verbal commits, following a 4-28 season and 2-18 mark in ACC play. The junior walk-on has never scored in a collegiate game and only made one appearance in each of his first two seasons.
New @LouisvilleMBB walk-on Ashton Myles-Devore is following in his father's footsteps.
Myles-Devore is the son of Ellis Myles, who was the starting center on Louisville's 2004-05 Final Four team.
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— Andrew Chernoff – WISH-TV (@ADChernoff) August 25, 2020
Myles-Devore, 6-foot-1, played in six games this year, missing all three field goals he attempted in seven total minutes. The Kentucky native averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and shot just under 42% from three at Woodford County High School before arriving at Louisville.
Former Pittsburgh Native and Pitt Commit Jalen Hood-Schifino Declares for NBA Draft
Indiana guard Jalen Hood-Schifino has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft, forgoing his remaining three years of eligibility. Hood-Schifino lived in Pittsburgh for two different stints, growing up in Penn Hills before moving to Charlotte, coming back to Pittsburgh, then returning to Charlotte for high school. growing up but moved to Charlotte. The five-star recruit originally committed to Pitt on Dec. 30, 2019, but decommitted in July 2020. He remained in contact with the Panthers for a while before opting to join the Hoosiers.
Hood-Schifino fits a prototype for what every NBA team is looking for as a big, ballhandling lead guard with versatile shot-making prowess, live-dribble playmaking creativity and defensive toughness, standing 6-foot-5 with a strong frame and a 6-foot-10 wingspan. https://t.co/2nYxtsyDqe pic.twitter.com/ypX9BkWBjB
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) March 31, 2023
Hood-Schifino was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, voted All-Big Ten Second Team by the media and Third Team by the conference’s coaches after averaging 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game in 26 games (all starts). He played nearly 34 minutes in each appearance and shot an even 40% from the floor and 81% at the free-throw line. Hood-Schifino ranks as the No. 13 overall prospect by ESPN for the upcoming June draft.