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Daeshon Francis to transfer from GB?

Posted by Brian Dickmann on April 14, 2015 at 1:35 PM






It sounds like Phoenix freshman Daeshon Francis is leaving Green Bay. The 6’ 3” guard from Indianapolis tweeted (what sounds like) his intention to transfer on Tuesday afternoon shortly after word got out that Linc Darner would be taking over as head coach of the Phoenix.



"Just wanna start by thanking the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay for giving me the opportunity to play D1 basketball for their program this season,” Francis wrote on Instagram. “[I] matured as a young man on and off the court thanks to our hard working coaching staff and supporting teammates.”


Francis appeared in all 33 games for Green Bay this season, scoring 4.5 points, grabbing 2.1 rebounds, and contributed nearly an assist per game. His 13.5 minutes per game ranked 7th on the team. 


He scored a career high 17 points, including a thunderous tomahawk jam, in a February 28th home victory over Oakland.


Francis was expected to be a starter and a big contributor to a rebuilding Phoenix team next season.


“Wishing the best for the guys and their careers, but it’s time to see what the future holds," he wrote.


Roster turnover is common when teams undergo coaching changes. Several players and recruits followed former Green Bay coach Tod Kowalczyk to Toledo in 2010 with a couple others transferring to other schools. 


At least six players are transferring from former head coach Brian Wardle’s new team, Bradley.


It remains to be seen how many other Green Bay players will transfer following the coaching change. The Phoenix also have three recruits signed that may seek a release from their National Letters of Intent.

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