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Big 12 Basketball Player & Coach Off-season Moves

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Who’s Leaving, Who’s Staying

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The basketball season is winding down; there are 15 games left before NCAA basketball officially takes a dirt nap for the better part of a year. Even though the games are still being played, eliminated teams are starting to make changes on their staff and their roster. Players are graduating, transferring, and leaving for the draft. Coaches are leaving for other jobs, either voluntary or otherwise. With 351 D-I schools at play, the coaching and player carousel accelerates from zero to light speed quickly enough to make Elon Musk get vinegar strokes. Keeping track of all of the changes is a fool’s errand, and I’m not that big of a fool. I’m a reasonably-sized fool, my aim is to track only the changes in the Big 12. Consider this an ongoing and ever-updating list of Big 12 player and coach (assistant or head coaches, I don’t have the time or energy to track the graduate assistants, trainers, etc.) moves this off-season. Where applicable I’ll note if a draft-eligible player declares, if they intend to hire an agent, and provide a link if I have one. This definitely isn’t a way for me to keep all of the moves in one handy place for Smart Texas Basketball 2017, that would be far too forward-thinking and convenient. I’m just a random content machine, churning away in the 5 months before Jason Chilton emerges from his arena football cocoon with a 7,000-word tome on how Tom Herman thinks ‘free safety’ is an anagram for ‘alignment’.

I’ll do my best to change the timestamp on the article so it reflects the latest changes for the readers. On the same note, if you see something is missing/incorrect, post it in the comments and I’ll amend as needed.

(A hat-tip to the ISU fan who started doing something similar a few months ago. His info on the JC/CC transfers has been quite helpful.)

Big 12 teams, listed in reverse alphabetical order so Baylor is stuck at the bottom:

West Virginia Mountaineers

Coaching Changes

N/A

Player Changes

Graduated: Nathan Adrian, James Long, Teyvon Myers, Tarik Phillip, Brandon Watkins

Declared for NBA Draft: N/A

Transferred Out: N/A

Transferred In: Wesley Harris (Lawton State CC), D’Angelo Hunter (Navarro JC)

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Coaching Changes

N/A

Player Changes

Graduated: Thomas Brandsma, Anthony Livingston, Giovanni McLean, Aaron Ross, Matthew Temple, Devon Thomas

Declared for NBA Draft:

Transferred Out: N/A

Transferred In: Jordan Brangers (South Plains JC), Hyron Edwards (Trinity Valley JC), Brandone Francis (Florida) Tommy Hamilton (DePaul), Josh Webster (South Plains JC)

Texas Longhorns

Coaching Changes

David Cason (TBD), replaced by Mike Morrell (link)

Player Changes

Graduated: Shaquille Cleare, Mareik Isom, Kendal Yancy

Declared for NBA Draft: Jarrett Allen (agent), Andrew Jones (no agent)

Transferred Out: Tevin Mack (TBD)

Transferred In: N/A

TCU Horned Frogs

Coaching Changes

N/A

Player Changes

Graduated: Brandon Parrish, Karviar Shepherd, Chris Washburn, Michael Williams

Declared for NBA Draft: N/A

Transferred Out: Malique Trent (Hampton)

Transferred In: Shawn Olden (New Mexico JC), Andre Pierce (Lee JC)

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Coaching Changes

Brad Underwood (Illinois), Mike Boynton, Jr. (to....OSU), John Cooper (from Miami (OH)), Danny Henderson (Tulsa),

Player Changes

Graduated: Phil Forte, Leyton Hammonds,

Declared for NBA Draft: Jeffrey Carroll (changed his mind), Jawun Evans (hiring an agent)

Transferred Out: N/A (...yet?)

Transferred In: Yankuba Sima (St. John’s)

Oklahoma Sooners

Coaching Changes

N/A

Player Changes

Graduated: CJ Cole, Jordan Woodard

Declared for NBA Draft: N/A

Transferred Out: Darrion Strong Moore (TBD)

Transferred In: N/A

Kansas State Wildcats

Coaching Changes

N/A

Player Changes

Graduated: Austin Budke, Caribe Ervin, Wesley Iwundu, DJ Johnson, Zach Winter

Declared for NBA Draft: N/A

Transferred Out: Dante Williams (TBD)

Transferred In: N/A

Kansas Jayhawks

Coaching Changes

N/A

Player Changes

Graduated: Landen Lucas, Frank Mason

Declared for NBA Draft: Josh Jackson (probably)

Transferred Out: Carlton Bragg, Jr. (TBD), Evan Maxwell (TBD)

Transferred In: Sam Cunliffe (Arizona State), Dedric Lawson (Memphis), KJ Lawson (also Memphis)

Iowa State Cyclones

Coaching Changes

N/A

Player Changes

Graduated: Darrell Bowie, Deonte Burton, Merrill Holden, Nazareth Mitrou-Long, Monte Morris, Matt Thomas

Declared for NBA Draft: N/A

Transferred Out: Simeon Carter (TBD)

Transferred In: N/A

Baylor Bears

Coaching Changes

N/A

Player Changes

Graduated: Ishmail Wainwright

Declared for NBA Draft: Johnathan Motley (no agent yet)

Transferred Out: Al Freeman (grad transfer)

Transferred In: N/A