Oregon basketball transfer Casey Benson has whittled the list of potential transfer destinations to three. The Ducks graduate transfer student originally announced his decision earlier in the month of April and will be eligible to play right away.
— Casey Benson (@CaseyBenson15) April 13, 2017
Benson is an Arizona native, which appears to be partially determining his list.
The 6-foot-3 guard has played a mostly reserve role throughout his college career, and might be looking for a little more playing time before attempting to make a leap to the NBA.
Oregon grad transfer Casey Benson tells me he will visit Wisconsin on 4/26, Butler on 4/27, and Grand Canyon on 4/28. List is cut to three.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 22, 2017
Grand Canyon University is in nearby Phoenix, and the Antelopes are coming off an impressive 27-7 season. They present the likeliest avenue for Benson to see increased time on the court.
The other options are Wisconsin and Butler.
Both programs are coming of successful seasons and appearances in the NCAA tournament; neither is a substantially larger stage than the one he had at Oregon, and will likely present the same challenges in regard to playing time.
There is the chance this is merely about him wanting a change of scenery.
If that is the case, Benson’s 4.9 points per game, 1.9 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per game will be a welcomed addition to any of the three backcourts. He’s an experienced player with a deep tournament run under his belt.
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