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NC State pursuing DePaul transfer guard Brandon Cyrus

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NCAA Basketball: DePaul at Creighton Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the latest installment of As The Transfer Market Turns, this time starring DePaul sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus, who very understandably has decided to flee the clutches of head coach Dave Leitao. (Leitao begins each day by berating his breakfast; bet you didn’t know that.)

NC State, LSU, Vanderbilt, and Nevada are some of the schools that have reached out to Cyrus, per The Athletic’s Aaron Torres. Cyrus averaged 7.2 points per game and made 23 starts for the Blue Demons this past season. He has two years of eligibility remaining and would have to sit a year as an undergraduate transfer***.

(***However, [eyes emoji], he made the Big East All-Academic team as a freshman, so perhaps he would be in a position to meet a new GPA benchmark to play immediately.]

Unlike the other guys NC State has been attached to so far, Cyrus was not a primary contributor for his team, taking only 15% of the shots while on the floor in 2018. His shooting percentages in college are not impressive, but hey, if Kevin Keatts thinks this kid is a good fit then so do I.