Maurice Watson to Creighton; Foster to Penn State ; Dejean-Jones, Williams to Iowa State

Transferring Boston University point guard Maurice Watson committed to Creighton on Sunday, his father, Maurice Sr., told SNY.tv.

“It’s the Big East, so he gets to come home and play in front of his family as well as against some of the best talent in NCAA basketball on the big stage,” Maurice Sr., said. “He loved everything and the program offered everything he is looking for. The player development piece as well as the coaching staff has been recruiting him since he was in high school. They love him and made him feel like they were the program for him. And we as a family agree.”

The 5-foot-10 Philadelphia native was also considering Illinois and Wichita State, his dad said.

Watson led BU in scoring (13.3 points per game), assists (7.1) and steals (2.1) as a sophomore. As per NCAA rules, he would have to sit out next season and will then have two years remaining. To read more of this story, click here

Watson Visiting Creighton, Working on Illinois, Wichita State

Transferring Boston University point guard Maurice Watson is visiting Creighton this weekend, his father, Maurice Sr., confirmed to SNY.tv.

The 5-foot-10 Philadelphia native is also working on visits to Illinois and Wichita State, his dad said.

Watson led BU in scoring (13.3 points per game), assists (7.1) and steals (2.1) as a sophomore. As per NCAA rules, he would have to sit out next season and will then have two years remaining.

Creighton reportedly has one scholarship remaining.

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Va Tech Transfer Thompson Has a Top 3

NCAA Basketball: ACC Tournament-Miami vs Virginia TechVirginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson announced that he has a top three.

“My Top 3 is…… Indiana, Ohio State, and Purdue no order thank you all. My decision will come soon in the next couple weeks God Bless,” he Tweeted.

The 6-foot-11 Thompson averaged 5 points and 4.7 rebounds last season as a freshman. He opted to transfer after Buzz Williams was hired at Virginia Tech.

Ohio State has already landed Temple transfer Anthony Lee, a 6-9 forward who can play right away as a fifth-year senior.

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Former N.C. State Point Guard Tyler Lewis to Butler

Tyler LewisTransferring N.C. State point guard Tyler Lewis is headed to Butler after visiting the Indiana school this past week.

“I love the coaches and players,” the 5-foot-11 Lewis told SNY.tv. “I felt like it was home and a place where I can really succeed.’

A 2012 McDonald’s All-American, Lewis averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 assists this past season at N.C. State, setting a school record and finishing second in the ACC with a 3.55:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

He will sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules and suit up in 2015-16.

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St. John’s Obekpa Gets Blanket Release

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Transferring St. John’s big man Chris Obekpa received a blanket release from the school and is free to transfer to any school not in the Big East Conference, sources told SNY.tv Friday.

Baylor, Florida, Pittsburgh and Oregon are among the schools expected to be involved for Obekpa, who must sit out next season before being eligible in 2015-16.

SNY.tv first reported Thursday the news that Obekpa will transfer. He averaged 3.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 blocks this past season, but played just 2 minutes in St. John’s loss to Providence in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. He then played 11 minutes in the loss to Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT.

Obekpa will be highly sought after because of his shot-blocking abilities. He is projected as the No. 46 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com, but now won’t be eligible until 2016.

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Chris Obekpa to Transfer from St. John’s; Red Storm Looking at Other Options (UPDATED)

ARLINGTON, Texas — St. John’s sophomore big man Chris Obekpa has been granted a release and will transfer.

The 6-foot-9 Obekpa would be the second big man to leave the program since the Johnnies lost in the first round of the NIT to Robert Morris. Sophomore forward JaKarr Sampson previously declared for the NBA Draft. Guard Max Hooper, who graduates in May, will also transfer.

“We wish Chris good luck as he moves toward his next opportunity,” head coach Steve Lavin said in a statement after the news was previously reported by SNY.tv. “Max graduates in May with a degree in psychology and will look to continue his education and playing career at another institution. We wish Max the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.”

Obekpa averaged 3.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 blocks this past season, but played just 2 minutes in the loss to Providence in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. He then played 11 minutes in the loss to Robert Morris. To read more of this story, click here

Tyler Lewis, Jackson Davis Visit Butler

Tyler LewisN.C. State transfer Tyler Lewis and uncommitted senior forward Jackson Davis both visited Butler this week and came away feeling good about their visits.

“My visit went extremely well,” the 5-foot-11 Lewis told SNY.tv. “I really like the way they play and have a lot of respect for the coaching staff.”

A 2012 McDonald’s All-American, Lewis averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 assists this past season at N.C. State,  setting a school record and finishing second in the ACC with a 3.55:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. To read more of this story, click here

Temple Transfer Anthony Lee Picks Ohio State

Ant LeeTemple transfer Anthony Lee is headed to Ohio State and can play right away as a fifth-year senior.

“He made the decision today,” Anthony Lee Sr. told SNY.tv by phone. “It’s a tremendous program for Anthony’s desires as a basketball player.”

The news was previously reported by ESPN.com.

The 6-foot-9 Lee averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds this past season at Temple. To read more of this story, click here

College Transfer List

HooperBelow is a constantly fluid list of college transfers following the 2013-14 season based on various sources, interviews and media reports.

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Jordan Allen, Hofstra, 6-6, Forward

Mark Alstork, Ball State, 6-4, Guard

Ryan Anderson, Boston College, 6-8, Forward

Moses Ayegba, Georgetown, 6-9, Center

Rich Audu, Siena, 6-3, Guard

Nick Banyard, New Mexico, 6-8, Forward

Bo Barnes, Arizona State 6-4, Guard (ASU) To read more of this story, click here

Kevin Johnson to Cal State-Northridge

Former Seton Hall big man Kevin Johnson will transfer to Cal State-Northridge, a source with direct knowledge told SNY.tv Tuesday

Johnson will join former Seton Hall assistant Chris Pompey, who is now on Reggie Theus’ staff at Northridge.

Johnson initially picked Seton Hall over San Diego State.

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Johnson is a Compton, Calif., native who averaged just 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds last season with the Pirates.

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