Creighton found some reinforcements after losing much of its backcourt punch this offseason.
Connor Cashaw, a graduate transfer from Rice, will join the Bluejays this season, according to multiple reports.
The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting 39.8 percent from the floor and 31.9 percent from 3-point range. As a grad-transfer, he’ll be immediately eligible and be able to help Creighton fill the void of Marcus Foster’s graduation and Khyri Thomas’ decision to turn pro early. That pair averaged 34.9 points per game last season while being the Bluejays’ primary playmakers. Foster was a first-team all-Big East selection while Thomas was a second-teamer.
In addition to a scoring burst and help on the boards, Cashaw will bring a load of experience as a veteran of 93 career games, only nine of which he did not start, over three years with the Owls, who went 7-24 last season, to a Creighton team that is otherwise short on experience in the backcourt. He will have one final year of eligibility remaining.
The Bluejays are coming off a season in which they went 21-12 overall and 10-8 in the Big East en route to an eight-seed in the NCAA tournament, where Kansas State, an eventual Elite 8 participant, knocked them out in the first round.