One of the top, most unknown freshman in the nation has decided to open his search to transfer. Fordham Rams swingman Eric Paschall announced Monday that he has begun the process of transferring. Paschall, the Atlantic-10 Freshman of the Year, averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while molding into Fordham’s best scoring option. The Rams struggled throughout much of their 2014-15 season limping to 10-21 record and were especially bad when Paschall was limited by an ankle injury.
It remains to be seen what exactly the market will be like for Paschall’s services, but after such a successful rookie campaign, one would suspect that many of the nation’s premier programs will come knocking. Still, there remains a small possibility that Paschall will return to the school where he found his original success. According to a report from Josh Thomson of Iohud.com, Paschall will keep his eyes open to all suitors, but has a few teams in mind. Paschall’s dad, Juan, spoke about the recruitment of his son in the report.
“There are two or three that he’s really interested in — schools he knows,” Juan Paschall said to Thomson. “I know some of those coaches. I know what they’re about. Now it’s just a matter of us visiting those schools.”
The recent firing of head coach Tom Pecora created a bit of uncertainty regarding Paschall’s status and will remain up to whichever coaching staff Fordham hires to mend the fences with their star player. Under Pecora’s watchful eye, the Rams were absolutely awful going an abysmal 44-106 record and more specifically 13-69 within the Atlantic-10. Pecora failed to show any improvement over his five seasons as head coach and simply did not exemplify any signs that they would rise up the Atlantic-10 standings.
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