Matthew Moyer, a Syracuse 2016 commit and #58 in his class, will transfer from Lincoln High School in Ohio to South Kent School in Connecticut, according to an article on Syracuse.com.
Moyer will join Tremont Waters, South Kent’s point guard and a friend from AAU. While the switch to South Kent may be news, Moyer’s transfer from his school in Ohio is no surprise. He had been looking at prep schools in the northeast for a while now.
Obviously transferring to any prep school means a higher level of competition. Time and time again we see players struggle after being thrown into the college basketball scene. There’s nothing the player can do about it; sometimes the competition in the public schools isn’t helping young players get any better. It’s part of the reason why more and more players transfer or elect for AAU teams over their school’s team. The end result is no more teams like Hickory in the movie “Hoosiers”, but instead a more polished player when he arrives to college basketball.
So what does Moyer’s transfer mean for Syracuse? It’s without a doubt good news. Playing against a higher level of competition means Moyer will be able to mature more than if he had stayed in Ohio. Knowing Syracuse’s scholarship situation, there’s always a demand for players that can get on the court right away. If the move works the right way for Moyer it could end up paying dividends for the Orange.
How do you think Moyer’s move to South Kent will affect his career and the Orange? Leave your opinion in the comments below.
Posted: Nathan Dickinson