<img src="http://i.imgur.com/b8xGxW7.jpg" width='250px' alt='LOS ANGELES, CA. why not check hereJULY 26, 2016. The Academy. (Mandatory photo credit: Jon Lopez/Nike).’ align=’left’ /> In reality, its not the picture-perfect transition that it seems. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) While the up-transfers may have visions of playing a starring role in front of 10,000 screaming fans, the truth is that high-major college coaches arent raiding the lower levels of college basketball looking for a player to build their team around. Theyre looking for a piece, a kid that has a proven ability to play a role thats left void on their current roster. Every up-transfer thinks theyre going to end up being a Joseph Young or Jordan Clarkson, the next DeAndre Kane or Damion Lee. Those guys are the exception. The truth is that the overwhelming majority of these former mid-major stars end up being forgettable pieces at the highest level of college hoops. That doesnt necessarily mean that they werent good enough to be the leading scorer on a tournament team, but it does mean they werent used that way by their new coaching staff. Theyve invested time and money in recruiting, developing and ingraining their system in the kids already on the roster. Theyre not throwing that away to give 15 shots a night in the Big Ten to someone because they averaged 15 points in the Big South. Thats what made Peters situation so unique. He could have followed Drew to Vanderbilt.
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