Following Last Season’s Marist Basketball Transfers: Inconsistent Week Two

The college basketball season is young, and teams are still figuring themselves out. The Marist men went 0-2 this week with losses to Lehigh and Princeton. The Marist women had an excellent week in Dublin, Ireland, with double-digit wins over Eastern Kentucky and North Florida.

The 12 Marist basketball transfers continued their strong play in week two. The week saw upset wins and individual improvement. Some of the former Red Foxes took advantage of an increase in minutes, while others continued to struggle with finding a new role. Let’s dive into how the transfers did in week two. 

First, on the women’s side, junior guard Anabel Ellison is the stud of the week for the transfers. Ellison saw an increase in minutes for Stetson University and contributed to two wins. After not playing in a game last week and seeing minimal minutes in the other, Ellison played a combined 43 minutes in the two wins this week. 

In a 70-point win over Johnson University, Ellison had 10 points, four rebounds, and six assists. Ellison also had two points and one rebound in a win over Furman. Ellison took advantage of an increase in minutes this week and will look to continue her strong play moving forward. 

Senior guard Trey Kennedy once again struggled to find consistent minutes for George Mason this week. Kennedy scored three points and had one rebound in a 40-point win over Charleston Southern University. They did not play in the win over Loyola Maryland. Kennedy will look for more minutes next week.

Graduate student guard Sarah Barcello continued her strong play for San Diego State University this week. Barcello had six points and seven rebounds in a win over Southeastern Louisiana University. Although she only played two minutes in a win over Portland, Barcello should have confidence moving forward.

On the men’s side, graduate student center Victor Enoh took a step back this week for UNC Wilmington. Enoh had two points and two rebounds in a loss to Oklahoma, and he only had one rebound in a loss to UConn. Enoh saw a decrease in minutes this week, and he will look to change that moving forward.

Marist’s highly talked about transfer, sophomore guard Jao Ituka, did not return from his knee injury this week. Ituka did not play in Wake Forest’s two wins over Utah Valley and La Salle or their loss against Loyola Marymount. According to Rotowire, Ituka will look to return on November 23 against South Carolina State. 

Graduate transfer guard Matt Herasme had a solid week for the University of New Hampshire. Herasme struggled in a loss to Fordham, as he had two points, one rebound, and one assist. He followed it up with a strong 11 points and seven rebound performance in 40 minutes in a loss to Boston University.

Junior guard Ricardo Wright once again struggled for SMU this week. Wright played a combined 15 minutes this week and scored two points in a loss to New Mexico. Although Wright saw a slight increase in minutes, his production remained low. Wright will need to start producing more when given an opportunity. 

Graduate student forward Braden Bell did not have a strong statistical week, but he contributed to a big win. Bell had one assist in an upset win over Washington State. He also had two points, one rebound, and one assist in a loss to The University of Tennessee at Martin.

Graduate student guard Raheim Sullivan had another inconsistent week for the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In a loss to San Diego, Sullivan had 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Sullivan followed this up with zero points and two rebounds in a loss to American. Sullivan has to be more consistent moving forward. 

Heading into week three, the Marist transfers will look to build on their success and become more consistent.

Edited by Andrew Hard

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