Transfers continue to be key pillar in Grand Valley State basketball program

November 27, 2012 in Division II

By Patrick Hayes

Not every college basketball program is open to accepting large numbers of transfers for a variety of reasons — coaches don’t think players with only a couple years of eligibility can pick up their systems quickly enough or just don’t want to upset team chemistry, for example. Few programs have had the type of success with transfers that Grand Valley State has over the years, and that trend is continuing this season. Coach Ric Wesley recently discussed his philosophy with Bryce Derouin of the Grand Valley Lanthorn:

“We needed some bodies,” Wesley said. “We didn’t have the numbers that we needed. It makes for good, healthy competition and lots of options if everybody buys into the system and everyone is willing to sacrifice. That is often what makes the Grand Valley teams in every sport what they are is our depth and hopefully that will continue to be an asset for us.”

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