2014 college basketball transfers

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Buffalo landed former top 100 recruit on Wednesday

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Torian Graham committed to his third school on Christmas Eve.

The former N.C. State commit and Houston guard decided to transfer to Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Graham left the Houston program on Nov. 17, days after the Cougars’ 77-74 season-opening win over Murray State.

Graham originally committed to the Wolfpack as four-star shooting guard, the No. 67 overall recruit in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals. The 6-foot-4 Graham opted to attend Chipola Junior College (Florida). During the 2013-14 season, he averaged 12.9 points, shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc.

Small forward Nate Navigato and power forward Nick Perkins have already committed to the Bulls for the Class of 2015.

Monmouth adds Providence transfer Brice Kofane

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Monmouth added a significant transfer on Friday when former Providence forward Brice Kofane opted to commit to King Rice’s program. The 6-foot-8 Kofane is a junior who will be eligible right away after graduating from Providence after Kofane appeared in 21 games last season for the Friars.

Kofane took to Twitter to make his declaration to Monmouth:

With Monmouth struggling to an 11-21 finish last season, adding an experienced Big East player like Kofane should really help. Kofane only played 4.4 minutes per game in his junior season and should get more playing time with the Hawks.

Monmouth also returns two 6-foot-10 freshmen in Zac Tillman, who started all 32 games last season, and Chris Brady.

Miami forward James Kelly intends to transfer

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Miami lost a key frontcourt contributor on Friday as forward James Kelly intends to transfer, the school announced in a release.

The 6-foot-7 junior forward averaged six points and 3.7 rebounds in 27 games for the Hurricanes this season, his only season in Miami, after transferring from Owens Community College. Kelly saw his playing time dwindle as ACC play went along and the forward was also suspended for three games late in the season.

“I have made the difficult decision to transfer from the University of Miami,” said Kelly. “I believe it is in the best interest of my family that I continue my education and basketball career closer to them. I would like to thank Coach L for the opportunity he gave me and all of his support during this year.”

Losing Kelly will hurt Miami’s frontcourt depth next season as they’ll rely heavily on sophomore center Tonye Jekiri, junior college big man Ivan Cruz Uceda, and incoming freshman forward Omar Sherman.

Miami could also look to add a graduate transfer that can immediately contribute in the frontcourt.