Some interesting information surrounding USC transfer and Gonzaga target Byron Wesley arose today.
CBS Sports Jon Rothstein tweeted today that Wesley cancelled his visit to the University of Pittsburgh this upcoming weekend. The 6-foot-5 wing already visited Oklahoma State on May 2 and Gonzaga on May 9.
With Pitt seemingly out of the picture, Wesley is ultimately down to Oklahoma State and Gonzaga.
Much speculation can be done on the matter, but it seems more than coincidental that Wesley cancelled his visit to Pittsburgh. One would think that he seen all that he has needed to see at one of the previously visited schools.
Unless an unknown trip has yet to be announced, Wesley has completed all of his visits and a decision appears to be on the horizon. With Gonzaga being his last stop before he cancelled his visit to Pitt, the Zags appear to be in very good standing with Wesley.
There has been a lot of hype around Wesley, who should provide a significant boost on the wing for any school that can grab him right away as a graduate transfer. However, Gonzaga fans should be wary of the immediate transfer.
While it is true the Bulldogs have had some successes with transfers in the past, with Errol Knight, Dan Dickau and Micah Downs being the most recent examples. However, some transfers have failed to make the impact they were expected to make, e.g. Gerard Coleman.
In the modern age of college basketball, it is easy to get excited about the graduate-transfer, considering they are usually experienced and talented. But it is also necessary to keep an open mind and refrain from placing lofty expectations on a player that has never played a game in a team’s uniform.
Just something to think about.