MVSU's Davon Usher has transferred to Delaware, per a source. Eligible immediately due to APR. 6-6. Averaged 19 + 6 last season.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 18, 2013
As is mentioned above, Usher will be immediately eligible to compete in the Blue Hens' non-conference games come November.
The Hens already have a capable backcourt featuring Devon Saddler, the ever-dangerous top scorer in the CAA last season, and Jarvis Threatt, who is still working on shoring up his consistency but is always liable to go off and hit 19 free throws in a game.
Usher is bringing 18.8 points and 6.1 rebounds to a backcourt that, between Saddler and Threatt, averaged 32.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. After the loss of senior big man Jamelle Hagins, picking up Usher only furthers the likelihood that Delaware's game will be 99.9% guard-centric this season.
He also adds needed height; both Saddler and Threatt are 6-foot-2, while Usher is an impressive 6-6, giving him more versatility when he's on the court.
It will be interesting to see if Usher manages to take Threatt's place in the Hens' starting lineup; he averaged 5.8 more points on nearly three percent better scoring efficiency last season, and is also a year Threatt's senior. It will definitely be a key competition to watch when the Blue Hens' practices and workouts start to get serious as we near the season tip-off.
Only three and a half months, college hoops fans. We can make it.