MAC basketball transfer tracker

The Kent State Men’s Basketball team holds the the MAC Championship trophy after beating Akron 70-65 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Kent State punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

KentWired Sports Staff

The KentWired sports staff has compiled a list of all players transferring both in and out of the Mid-American Conference. The list will be updated as transfers are announced. All transfers come from

Transferring out:

Northern Illinois guard Dontel Highsmith: Highsmith averaged 6.9 points per game last season and was one of three players to start all 32 games for the Huskies. 

Northern Illinois guard Nick Wagner: Wagner did not see any game action this past season.

Northern Illinois guard Laytwan Porter: Porter played in 27 games and started eight for the Huskies last year, averaging 6.4 points per game.

Northern Illinois guard Marshawn Wilson: Wilson left the NIU program in the middle of February after meeting with coach Mark Montgomery. Wilson averaged 4.9 points per game in 18 games.

Toledo guard Daniel Dzierzawski: Dzierzawski left Toledo’s program in November after coach Tod Kowalczyk announced he was dismissed from the team. He averaged 7.1 points per game in seven games for the Rockets before his dismissal. Dzierzawski will be transferring to Kentucky Wesleyan.

Toledo forward Fred John Jr.: John transferred from Toledo during the season, where he played in seven games in 2015-2016. He is now enrolled at Saginaw Valley State.

Eastern Michigan center Nick Madray: Madray started 11 games last year for the Eagles, averaging 2.5 points per game. Madray has already enrolled at Wagner College. 

Central Michigan guard Ellis Jefferson: Jefferson did not record any stats last year for the Chippewas. He will transfer to Clarendon College. 

Akron guard Tavian Dunn-Martin: Dunn-Martin wil join coach Keith Dambrot at Duquesne. He averaged four points per game in 36 games played last season. 

Akron guard Josh Williams: Williams has left Akron’s program outright. He spent the past two years with the Zips, averaging 7.1 points per game in those two seasons. He will be transferring to Robert Morris

Kent State guard Jerelle DeBerry: DeBerry left Kent State’s program in December, where he averaged 4.9 points per game in 11 games. He has since transferred to Utah Valley, where he’ll be able to play next season at the start of conference play.

Ohio guard Rodney Culver: Culver will leave the Bobcats after one season. Culver averaged 2.6 points per game in his lone season in Athens. 

Ohio guard Khari Harley: Harley will reportedly be leaving the Bobcats this offseason via a graduate transfer. Harley played in one game for Ohio last season, a game in which he scored five points.

Ohio forward Wadly Mompremier: Mompremier will transfer away from Ohio after redshirting this past season. He will be able to play immediately once he transfers.

Bowling Green center Rasheed Worrell: Worrell will leave Bowling Green after spending the past two seasons with the Falcons. Worrell appeared in 31 games last year, where he averaged 4.4 points per game. He will transfer to Division II Lynn College. 

Bowling Green guard Malik Hluchoweckyj: Hluchoweckyj will also leave the Falcons after two seasons. He appeared in 21 games total over those two seasons, where he scored 39 points. 

Miami (OH) guards Michael and Marcus Weathers: The Weathers twins announced that they will be leaving Oxford after one season. Michael and Narcus were respectively the Redhawks’ leading and third-leading scorer this past season. Michael was named MAC Freshman of the Year this past season after averaging 16.7 points per game, and Marcus averaged 9.7 points per game. The brothers haven’t announced where they’re going, but their names have already been tied to the University of Kansas.  


Akron guard Antino Jackson: Jackson tweeted out that he will transfer from Akron for his senior season. Jackson started 36 games for the Zips last season and averaged 10.8 points per game. 

Central Michigan guard Janeau Joubert: Jobert will leave CMU after spending one season on the roster. Joubert scored 12 points for the Chippewas last season.

Central Michigan guard Hunter Hale: Hale will move on from CMU after not receiving any game action this past season. Hale appeared in 11 games in 2015-2016, scoring eight points.

Kent State guard Rosel Hurely: Hurely will look to transfer from the Flashes after barely getting any game action this past season. Hurley only scored four points for the Flashes this past season.

Kent State center Leo Edwards: Edwards will not return to Kent State next season after he graduates this summer. Edwards scored 18 points for the Flashes this past season. He will not look to transfer.

Miami (OH) center Bruno Solomun: Solomun will leave Miami (OH) after one season. Solomun appeared in 13 games for the Redhawks, averaging 2.5 points per game. 

Miami (OH) Ben Eke Kazee: Kazee will also leave Oxford after one season. He scored nine points for Miami this past season. 

Akron guard Noah Robotham: Robotham will transfer from Akron after three seasons with the Zips. Robotham averaged 8.8 points per game this past season to go along with 39% shooting from three. 

Transferring into the MAC

Former Missouri guard Willie Jackson will transfer to Toledo: The former Garfield Heights standout will move closer to home next season, as he’ll join the Rockets after spending last seasons with Missouri. Jackson averaged 5.9 points per game in 11 games for the Tigers. 

Former Missouri Guard Wes Clark will transfer to Buffalo: The Bulls continued their trend of grabbing former Missouri guards when they picked up Wes Clark. Clark spent three seasons at Missouri before he was dismissed due to academic reasons. He averaged 9.8 points per game in his last year with the Tigers. 

Coaching changes:

Miami (OH) names Jack Owens coach: The Miami Redhawks filled their coaching vacancy Wednesday when they named Jack Owens as their new coach. Owens spent the past nine seasons with Purdue University, six of which as associate head coach.

Akron looks to John Groce to fill coaching vacancy: ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Akron will hire former Illinois coach John Groce to fill their coaching vacancy. Groce – who recorded a 95-75 record in five seasons with the fighting Illini – coached Ohio University from 2008-2012.