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ACC News and Notes: Former Duquesne Guard Primo Spears to FSU, Miami’s Anthony Walker Transfers,



The transfer portal continues to bring new players to the ACC and see old ones leave, even as we move into May. Recruiting also starts to heat up with the conclusion of the 2023 class and the 2024 class starting to find their new schools.

Primo Spears Transfers to Florida State

Guard Amir “Primo” Spears announced his transfer to Florida State last Saturday. Spears started his college career with Duquesne, where he led the team with 12.7 points and 3.0 assists per game in the 2021-22 season. He then transferred to Georgetown and played under head coach Patrick Ewing last season. Spears started all 32 games as a sophomore and led the Hoyas with 16.0 points and 5.3 assists per game.

Now a junior, he will play under long time head coach of the Seminoles in Leonard Hamilton with two years of eligibility remaining. Spears will hope that he has found a program that he will experience success with, as he has only won 13 games combined in his first two seasons.

Miami’s Anthony Walker Transfers to Indiana

Forward Anthony Walker found his new school to transfer to in Indiana last Saturday. Walker played four seasons for Miami starting in 2019 and ending in 2023, making 125 appearances. His best season came in 2020-21 as a sophomore, when he started 16 of his 26 games, while averaging 9.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. The last two seasons, Walker has come off the bench since then and averaged 10.0 minutes per contest. He also averaged just 2.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per game as a senior last season. The 6-foot-9 forward has one year left of eligibility.

Virginia Tech’s Darren Buchanan transfers to George Washington

Virginia Tech forward Darren Buchanan announced his transfer to George Washington last Friday. Buchanan did not play for Virginia Tech, as he redshirted his first-year with the program. He will return home to D.C., where he played high school at Jackson-Reed, and to now play for George Washington in the A-10. Buchanan has four years left of eligibility.

Notre Dame Signs Four-Star Class of 2023 Power Forward Carey Booth

Notre dame signed four-star Class of 2023 Carey Booth on Tuesday. Booth originally signed for Penn State, but when head coach Micah Shrewsberry accepted the same position at Notre Dame following the Mike Brey’s retirement, he decommitted. He played for Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. and is a 6-foot-10 power forward. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 69 player in the country and the No. 15 at power forward in his class, while Rivals has him at No. 79 in the country and No. 16 at his position.

Virginia Signs Class of 2023 Three-Star Center Anthony Robinson

Virginia signed Class of 2023 three-star center Anthony Robinson last Saturday. Robinson stands at 6-foot-10 and 230 pounds and played basketball for Christ School in Arden, N.C. He originally signed with South Florida, but requested a release from his National Letter of Intent (NLI) with the school after a coaching change. Robinson played a vital role this season, scoring 10.0 points, grabbing 10.0 rebounds and making 2.0 blocks per game as he led his team to a 31-4 record and the first state title in more than a decade.

Clemson/Virginia Tech Make the Final Six for Class of 2024 Four-Star Shooting Guard Jonathan Powell

Acc schools in Clemson and Virginia Tech made the finals six schools for Class of 2024 four-star shooting guard Jonathan Powell on Tuesday. Powell stands at 6-foot-6 and 170 pounds and plays basketball for Centerville High School in Dayton, Ohio. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 98 player in the country, No. 18 shooting guard and No. 2 player in Ohio, while On3 rates him as No. 93 in the U.S., No. 20 at his position and the No. 1 player in Ohio in his class.

Local schools in Ohio State and Xavier, along with Indiana and Michigan State fill out Powell’s final six schools.

Louisville’s Devin Ree Transfers to Louisiana Tech

Louisville forward Devin Ree announced that he transferred to Louisiana Tech last Friday. Ree didn’t see much action last season, playing in 16 games, scoring a total of 14 points and grabbing just 10 rebounds. The 6-foot-8, 180 pound forward will look to improve his playing time next season with the Bulldogs in Conference-USA.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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