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Transfer Portal: Former Saluki Troy D’Amico commits to DePaul University

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Troy D’Amico (0) holds up a three from across the court after scoring for SIU Dec. 2, 2023 at Banterra Center in Carbondale, Illinois.

Former SIU men’s basketball forward Troy D’Amico announced his commitment to DePaul University on Saturday via his social media.

D’Amico, a native of Chicago, announced the move with the caption “[Troy D’Amico] is coming home.” DePaul is a Big East school located in Chicago.

D’Amico had previously announced his entering the transfer portal earlier this week, and becomes the first Saluki to commit to a different school in the fallout of former head coach Bryan Mullins’ departure.

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The news comes just one day after reports came out that Mullins would be hired at DePaul as an assistant coach under new head coach Chris Holtmann.

While he is the first SIU player to transfer, he isn’t expected to be the last, as most others have also entered the transfer portal including fellow starters Clarence Rupert and AJ Ferguson, as well as rotation players Kennard Davis, Scottie Ebube and Jarrett Hensley.

A three-year player for Southern Illinois, D’Amico started all 32 games for the Salukis. He was second on the team in points with 9.3 per game, second in assists at 2.6 per game, and fourth in rebounds at 3.7 per game. He shot 43% from the field, and 36% from three in 2023-24.

 

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