On Monday evening, we published an article with the possible transfer destinations for soon-to-be Marquette graduate transfer guard Duane Wilson. That article was relevant for about five hours, as Rivals’ Eric Bossi is reporting that Wilson will transfer to Texas A&M after graduating from Marquette.
Late night news. Marquette’s Duane Wilson Jr. @SwaggyDu1 tells me that he will transfer to Texas A&M. Eligible immediately as grad transfer.— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) March 28, 2017
Wilson had also been considering Arkansas, Nevada, Georgia Tech, and Virginia.
The Milwaukee native had his lowest statistical output as a Golden Eagle in 2016-17. He averaged 4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists while playing 16.4 minutes per game while appearing in 30 games, all career lows. However, Marquette got a bit of a jumpstart when Wilson was inserted into the starting lineup in mid-February as the Golden Eagles closed the regular season with a 4-1 record to boost themselves into the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years. That was, of course, Wilson’s first appearance in the NCAA tournament as well.
His role with the team probably wasn’t going to change all that much next season, given the large roles given to Andrew Rowsey and Markus Howard this past season, so it’s not terribly surprising that he’s using his graduate transfer ability to head to College Station. The Aggies went 16-15 in Billy Kennedy’s sixth season with a 8-10 record in the SEC, one year removed from a #3 seed in the NCAA tournament and one of the wilder round of 32 games that the tourney will ever see. With Robert Williams and D.J. Hogg returning for next season, Texas A&M should be in contention for another tournament appearance in 2018.
We wish Duane the best of luck with Texas A&M, unless, of course, the Aggies and the Golden Eagles bump heads in the 2018 NCAA tournament.
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