The Coyote men’s basketball team has lost their second player to transfer this spring as sophomore guard Stanley Umude has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal Thursday afternoon.
“I would like to thank the University of South Dakota for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for the past two years and the fans who have supported us through it all,” Umude said in a tweet. “I wish nothing but the best for my teammates and coaches moving forward.”
Thank you Yote nation. pic.twitter.com/i0i26JeMVI
— Stanley (@StanleyUmude_) April 18, 2019
Umude averaged 26.6 minutes per game in 30 games this season. He tallied 14.4 points per game on 49.1% shooting. Umude added 5.5 rebounds and was a member of the all-Summit first team.
The news of Umude entering the transfer portal was broke by Jay Elsen of Midco Sports Network (MidcoSN). Elsen also reported that three Power 5 Conference teams (California, Arizona and Texas) have shown interest already.
South Dakota forward Stanley Umude, who averaged a team-high 14.4 ppg for the Coyotes as a sophomore, has added his name to the NCAA transfer portal. Per sources, Cal, Texas and Arizona have already expressed interest.
— Jay Elsen (@ElsenMidcoSN) April 18, 2019
Umude joins a slew of Summit League standouts in recent years entering the transfer portal. This spring, Matt Weir (Purdue-Fort Wayne) and David Jenkins Jr. (South Dakota State) have entered the transfer portal. Jenkins has garnered attention from Power 5 schools.
Last spring, the Coyotes lost their then-leading scorer Matt Mooney to Texas Tech in the graduate transfer process. Mooney went on to play in the national championship for the Red Raiders.
Earlier this spring, freshman Nate Robinson entered the transfer portal and has since announced his transfer to the City College of San Francisco (CCSF).
Ty Chisom from Indian Hills Community College and Kanon Koster from Nebraska-Kearney have been announced as Coyotes over the last two days. Koster has three years of eligibility left and has to sit out one season due to NCAA transfer rules, according to GoYotes. Chisom has two years of eligibility left, per GoYotes.