Transfers in college basketball have almost become synonymous with the free agent market in professional sports. Player’s will transfer from their universities for a myriad of different reasons – lack of playing time, a coaching change, etc. – and will be highly courted by coaches around the country.
Once again, Saint Mary’s has landed a potential high impact transfer, this time with former Boston College guard Joe Rahon.
The former Golden Eagle averaged 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists last season for a BC team that struggled. The reported reason for his transfer was to play closer to home, but the coaching change certainly had an impact as well.
Rahon is the brother of San Diego State guard James Rahon, He is also a San Diego, Calif. native, so his decision to transfer back to the Golden State makes a lot of sense.
Rahon will have to sit out a season and will join the Gaels for the 2015-2016 season. Rahon will likely take over for Aaron Bright at the lead guard spot when he becomes eligibile, providing a nice compliment to Minnesota transfer Joe Coleman.
Rahon takes up the Gaels last scholarship for the 2014-2015 season. The school was put under NCAA sanctions last year after the NCAA found unethical conduct surrounding former assistant coach Keith Moss, who has since left the program. The Gaels will be short two scholarships in both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons, and are allotted only 11 compared to the standard 13.
Other Saint Mary’s Recruiting News
A few days ago, news broke that class of 2015 point guard Tanner Krebs from the Australian Institute of Sport pledged to the Gaels. Krebs is a 6-foot-4 lead guard that will further reinforce the Gaels perceived Australian pipeline.