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There are roughly 125 D-I transfers this season. Some aren’t eligible until the second semester and most won’t play a significant role for their teams.
Among the select few who will have an impact, none are more noteworthy than Seth Curry.
Part of it’s because he’s Stephen’s little brother, part of it’s because he averaged 20.2 points a game as a Liberty freshmen, and part of it’s because he tore it up for Team USA in the summer of 2009. Combine those facts with his new school – Duke – and the reigning champs not only welcome one of the nation’s top freshmen in Kyrie Irving, they also snag perhaps the top transfer.
This is why Coach K gets the big bucks.
The only other two transfers during Mike Krzyzewski’s tenure are Roshown McLeod and Dahntay Jones, both of whom were impact transfers and starters. I expect Curry to be even better than them.
As for the other impact transfers, Jeff Goodman’s list is fairly spot on. There are players who’ll help contenders (Freddy Asprilla at Kansas State), guys who will be crucial to mid-major darkhorses (Quintrell Thomas at UNLV and James Rahon at San Diego State) and some who will be part of rebuilding projects (Carl Blair at Oklahoma).