Friday, February 10, 2012

Transfer Update

I've been keeping up with a few players that were at one time very connected to the UNCG basketball program. I thought it would be a good time to look and see how those players are doing currently.

We can start with former UNCG guard Landon Clement. Clement transferred from UNCG to NC Central towards the end of the 2008-2009 season. After sitting out a year due to NCAA rules, Clement had a great junior season. He scored in double figures in all 30 of the Eagles games and finished the season averaging 18.7 points per game. Starting this season, Clement was voted preseason first team All-MEAC. Unfortunately, he has been facing injury issues that have allowed him to only play in 9 games. He has averaged scoring 15.9 points in those 9 games.

Next, let's check in on former UNCG forward Damien Eargle who transferred after his freshman season back to his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Last season, the redshirt sophomore averaged 11.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and a whopping 3.0 blocks per game. This season, Eargle has improved his numbers for the Penguins. He is averaging 10.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.0 blocks through 24 games.

Former UNCG assistant coach Rod Jensen became the head coach at College of Idaho last season. Two former UNCG players have ended up on his current roster. DeAngelo Jackson appeared in 6 games for the Coyotes, averaging 4.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Former Spartan walk-on guard Sean Spooner is averaging 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in close to 20 minutes of playing time per game.

Former Spartan forward Cody Henegar left the team at the end of the first semester. He has transferred to NCAA Division II Carson-Newman.

The final player I want to find is former UNCG commit Mike Liabo. Liabo singed his NLI to attend UNCG. However, unknown reasons caused the Spartans to release him from the NLI. Liabo ended up enrolling at Tennessee-Martin. He had a solid freshman campaign, averaging 11.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. This year he currently averages 14.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists.


Anonymous said...

Very interesting but sad for the program- Some of of those guys could have helped the program-- I guess they were not happy or the right fit--They all appeared to do well after leaving. We have moved on and our best days are ahead.We can establish a great program at UNCG-- It's going to take the backing of th city of Greensboro--The local paper has done a good job covering the team-- We appeared to have an aggressive athletic director and your blog is great-- Need more people to comment on blog-- We maybe limited at UNC-G in the conference we can play due to the lack of a football team. Bob