West Virginia natives Devin Collins and Jeremy Dillon enter the Transfer Portal
By Bill Cornwell
Marshall Men’s Head Basketball Coach Dan D’Antoni has two roster spots available to fill after two members of the Thundering Herd have decided to play elsewhere.
Redshirt sophomore guard Jeremy Dillon from Mingo County and redshirt freshman guard Devin Collins from Chapmanville both entered the NCAA Transfer Portal this week after both saw limited playing time in the 2021-2022 season.
Dillon played in ten games this season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. He shot 40% from behind the 3-point line, going 6 for 14.
Collins saw action in three games, scoring eight points and snaring one rebound. Six of Collins’ points came on two made 3-pointers. Collins was a high school teammate of Marshall forward Obinna Anochili-Killen.
The player’s exits allow D’Antoni and his staff to increase efforts he discussed at the end of the season to seek roster boosts in the transfer portal. D’Antoni said specifically that Marshall needs to add an experienced scoring guard and a big man who is both a strong rebounder and scorer.
Still to be determined is if redshirt junior guard Taevion Kinsey, the Herd’s leading scorer this season and a 2nd team All-Conference USA pick, will come back for a final season, decide to transfer, or move on to a pro career.