Tuesday, March 17, 2009

AJC Article on Transfers

I post this article here because it gives details on Swansey's reasons for wanting to leave.

Being demoted is part of the game. You've got to prove yourself with your production on the floor. Although Swansey faults the communication of his demotion, he should have seen it coming. The fact of the matter is for the year, Swansey shot 36% from the floor, 28% from behind the arc, and 50% from the line.

He just wasn't playing well.

On the other hand, Dustin Ware had a little more upside. Ware shot better from the floor, better from three, and had better speed. Ware wasn't tearing up the place, mind you, but he seemed to improve as he got more time.

Swansey could go to a different program and really contribute. He might not ever gain the starting position he seeks, but he'll have his chances to show what he can do. From what I could tell, as the year progressed, Swansey started to fix the mechanical issues on his shot. He always had great court vision, and he has some underutilized hops.

If he transfers, sits out a year, and improves his fundamentals, he could have a good college career ahead of him.

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