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Transfer roundup: Nevada, Western Kentucky and Marquette win the week

Marquette snagged another mid-major hero, Nevada struck again and South Alabama throws its hat in the ring.

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It can be tough to keep up with the NCAA Division I transfer market. With news breaking pretty much every day, you’re bound to miss something. But we’re here to help with the Transfer Roundup, which will detail the ins and outs of the transfer market each week.

Here’s the biggest news from this past week:

Marquette adds firepower

Steve Wojciechowski managed to snag two of the most sought-after recruits off the market in Joseph Chartouny and Koby McEwen. These two Canadians have both showed promise; Chartouny averaged 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game for Fordham while McEwen added 15.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists for Utah State. Both guys hsve tremendous balance and were being pursued by Louisville and Creighton, among other blue-bloods. One important eligibility sidenote: McEwen has two years of eligibility remaining, whereas Chartouny has one.

The Wolfpack adds a bulldog to the bunch

Eric Musselman and Nevada will also be celebrating a nice pickup this offseason in Old Dominion forward Trey Porter. It’s not a surprise that Musselman, a coach renown for luring in talented players like The Martin twins and Jordan Caroline, was able to land a transfer. The most surprising part about this, however, is how good Porter could be if he has a bigger role in Reno. He averaged 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting 58.5% from the field — all in merely 23 minutes per game.

Austin Reaves on the market

Wichita State three-point assassin Austin Reaves is on the move. He’s considering a wide range of power-five schools, but Northern Iowa is the lone mid-major on his radar.

Luckily for the Wildcats, he took a visit earlier this week. The sophomore Shocker shot nearly 43% from three last year.

What in the world is South Alabama doing?

A lot of our Twitter followers have been confused as to why South Alabama has keen on many transfers this year. So here’s what we know.

South Alabama hired a new head coach in Richie Riley this offseason. He led Nicholls State to a 21-11 record last year and first place in The Southland. He also hired Maryland’s Director of Basketball Operations Nima Omidvar to head up recruiting for him. Notable players that South Alabama have gone after include Cal’s Don Coleman, High Point’s Andre Fox, NJIT’s Anthony Tarke and Siena’s Nico Clareth. All averaged scoring in the double-digits last year, and all but Clareth are set to visit the school.

Rick Stansbury gets two big names

Stansbury showed off his recruiting chops when he secured a commitment from five-star recruit Mitchell Robinson last offseason. Although Robinson never played a game for WKU, Stansbury is back on the recruiting trail. So far he’s succeeded in the transfer department. Two forwards — Desean Murray of Auburn, and Carson Williams of Northern Kentucky — will play immediately and in a year respectively. Murray averaged 10.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for Auburn, whereas Williams had 12.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Norse.