Three of five transfers find new homes

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

SIU men’s basketball had five players announce they would transfer in March, and three of them have found new schools.

Freshman guard Chaz Glotta signed his Letter of Intent to play for Northern Colorado but will sit out next season because of the NCAA rule that requires players to sit out a year if they transfer to a different school within their division.

Glotta averaged 2.9 points a game and hit 8 3-pointers in 18 games.

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Junior guard Jalen Pendleton signed to play at Minnesota State. He does not have to sit out since he is moving down a division. He expects to graduate next year.

Pendleton averaged 6.6 points and 2.9 rebounds a game in 32 games.

“I’m definitely going there to make an impact,” Pendleton said. “A major impact.”

Pendleton said after he graduates he plans on going overseas to further his basketball career.

Freshman guard K.C. Goodwin signed his Letter of Intent to play at Union University in Jackson, a Division II school.

“I fit their program,” Goodwin said. “They told me what they wanted. They saw what I could do.”

Pendleton and Goodwin made their decisions based on playing time. Both said they will play more at their new schools.

Freshman forward Jordan Caroline is looking at Nevada, Cincinnati, Xavier and Minnesota. He will have to sit out a year if he picks any of those schools, according to Chris Murray with the Reno Gazette Journal.

Caroline averaged 9.2 points and 6.2 rebounds a game his freshman season in 33 games. 

Freshman guard Deion Lavender could not be reached for an interview.

Lavender averaged 6.6 points a game and recorded 26 assists in 32 games.

Aaron Graff can be reached at [email protected] or at 536-3311 ext. 256.

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