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NC State pursuing Bryant transfer Nisre Zouzoua

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Zouzoua is being courted by a lot of high-majors.

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Bryant guard Nisre Zouzoua averaged more than 20 points per game this season as a sophomore for Bryant University, and he’s decided to transfer. Zouzoua is getting a lot of high-major attention, per Rivals’ Eric Bossi: NC State, Missouri, Maryland, and Illinois are among the schools he’s heard from.

Zouzoua is not a graduate transfer, which means he will sit out next season. After that, he’ll have two years to play. The kid is a solid jump shooter (career 36.2% from three) and outstanding at the free throw line. He is not a point guard.

But it’s not point guards that Kevin Keatts needs in the early going—that is assuming Markell Johnson comes back—it’s shooting. Zouzoua would provide some extra perimeter scoring for a team that is looking extra thin on that front for 2018-19.

He was a solidly efficient high-usage player who could/should scale back his workload at his next school, which probably bodes well for his three-point shooting percentage. He’d be a nice addition for Keatts, not only because he can shoot, but because he is disruptive defensively, too.