Texas A&M, like nearly every other Division 1 college basketball team is in the market when it comes to this year’s transfer portal, and don’t be shocked when you hear the actual number which is closing to almost 1,000 players (I’m not kidding).
For the Aggies, desperation is not in their vocabulary this offseason as four starters are expected to return including Wade Taylor IV, Henry Coleman III, Julius Marble, and even Tyrece Radford who would be using his COVID season, yet still, hasn’t made an official decision.
Key reserves such as Andersson Garcia, Solomon Washington, and Manny Obaseki are also expected to return, so where are the remaining holes on the roster? Perimeter shooting, while replacing the wing defense departing senior Dexter Dennis provided last season. Texas A&M was one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the country last season, ranked 259th at 32.58% from deep, immediate improvement is needed.
St. John’s transfer AJ Storr tells me he’s receiving interest from the following programs:
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 30, 2023
Over the past week, head coach Buzz Williams and his staff have been hard at work in contacting a multitude of players in the portal, including former St. John’s guard AJ Storr, who’s coming off a 2022 freshman season averaging 8.8 points and shooting 43% from the field, and 40% from 3-point range. The Aggies are in competition with over 30 other programs, but after one of their most successful seasons under Williams in 2022, don’t be surprised if the interest is mutual.
Standing at 6-6 and 200 lbs, the former 4-star prospect and prestigious IMG Academy graduate has the makings of a nightly double-digit scoring threat, while his length and aggressive play fits very well in Williams’ defensive system. coming off a disappointing 18-15 season at St. John’s, the allure of A&M’s talented veteran roster should pay dividends toward landing players like AJ Storr, but in the chaotic world of NIL, results on the court aren’t the only thing contributing to decision-making.
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