The biggest news of the college basketball world the last few weeks was that star Duke freshman Derryck Thornton would be transferring out of Durham to continue his career. It looks like he could be taking his talents to another premiere basketball program in the very near future.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, the point guard met with Kansas head coach Bill Self in Durham on Tuesday. This is huge news if he ends up moving to Lawrence as Self just lost Wayne Selden Jr. to the NBA and Perry Ellis to graduation.
Kansas coach Bill Self met with Duke transfer Derryck Thornton Jr. in Durham today, source told ESPN. https://t.co/cHDSbGyE95
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 18, 2016
Of course, barring some kind of miracle waiver, Thornton would have to sit out the 2016-17 season no matter where he transfers. This might not mean much for him or Self as the coach will take all the talent he can get.
Derryck Thornton’s decision to transfer came after he saw his playing time diminish throughout last season. He would likely play second fiddle to Frank Jackson, one of the top recruits in the Blue Devils’ 2016-17 class.
He averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists in 26.2 minutes per game for the Blue Devils last season. He came to the team as one of the highest-rated recruits in their 2015-16 recruiting class.
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