Roddy Peters to USF

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By JACK LeGWIN

Special to ZAGSBLOG

Roddy Peters has decided to transfer from Maryland to USF to join new head coach Orlando Antigua. InsideMarylandSports.com was first to report it.

A former top-ranked player in the Class of 2013, the 6-foot-3 Peters struggled in his first year at Maryland, averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 assists per game for the Terrapins.

He will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-2015 season. He is the second transfer that Antigua has picked up in addition to Marshall transfer Kareem Canty.  To read more of this story, click here

Hallice Cooke to Iowa State

Iowa State has landed 11 transfers in the Fred Hoiberg Era, and now former Oregon State guard Hallice Cooke makes No. 12.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound former St. Anthony standout Tweeted Monday that he has committed to the Cyclones. He will have three years of eligibility after sitting out the 2014-15 season.

Blessing!! To have the opportunity to play for ” he Tweeted.

Cooke averaged 8.2 points last season while shooting 46 percent from beyond the arc.

Cooke also visited St. Joe’s and Dayton, but SNY.tv wrote earlier this month that Cooke could well land at Iowa State.

He committed to Oregon State in September 2012 on his first official visit, and because of that he took other visits this time around.

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Kamari Murphy to Visit Miami, South Florida

Transferring Oklahoma State forward Kamari Murphy will visit Miami and South Florida in early June, New York Lightning coach Dana Dingle told SNY.tv.

Murphy will visit USF June 1 and Miami June 8.

A 6-foot-8 sophomore originally from Brooklyn, Murphy averaged 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds last season at Oklahoma State.

Murphy initially picked Oklahoma State over Florida, Miami, Missouri, UConn, Auburn and Louisville in August 2011 out of IMG.

South Florida has already landed on transferring New York native in Marshall’s Kareem Canty

The Lightning also have ties to USF head coach Orlando Antigua and assistant Oliver Antigua. Seton Hall had landed two Lightning players in Angel Delgado and Khadeen Carrington before Oliver left Seton Hall for USF.

Oklahoma State previously lost senior swingman Brian Williams, who is transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette and will be eligible to play immediately.

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Lawrence Down to 3 Schools

Transferring Cincinnati forward Jermaine Lawrence is now down to three New York-area schools: Hofstra, Iona and Manhattan.

The 6-foot-9 former Pope John XXIII standout visited Iona on Thursday and Hofstra on Wednesday. He is due to visit Manhattan next week, sources told SNY.tv.

“Going down a level doesn’t bother me,” Lawrence told the New York Post of the transfer triggered by his father’s battle with cancer. “If I’m as a good a player as I am and people think I am, someone will find me.”

“I’m really excited about the future, being back in New York,” Lawrence added
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Hallice Cooke Visiting Dayton

Transferring Oregon State guard Hallice Cooke will visit Dayton Saturday-Monday, his AAU coach, Brian Coleman, told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-3 Cooke is enrolled at Oregon State until school ends next month. He has already visited Iowa State and St. Joe’s, which features his former Sports U teammate DeAndre’ Bembry.

Last season, Cooke averaged 8.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 46 percent from beyond the arc.

He would have to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules.

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West Virginia’s Henderson Transferring

Having already lost sophomore guard Eron Harris to transfer, West Virginia announced Friday that sophomore guard Terry Henderson will also transfer.

Henderson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Raleigh, N.C., played in 28 games this past season, averaging 11.7 points per game.

“We have enjoyed Terry and his contributions to Mountaineer basketball,” head coach Bob Huggins said. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

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