Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Oklahoma Lands Ohio State Transfer Austin Grandstaff
Austin Grandstaff has found a new home.
The 6-foot-4 Ohio State transfer is headed to Oklahoma, his father confirmed to SNY.tv. He will be eligible in December.
“We love Coach [Lon] Kruger and love the development if the guards that they have,” Wes Grandstaff said. “They have been here for four years. They are way different than when we saw them as freshmen.”
Oklahoma was one of many schools to offer Grandstaff out of high school in Texas.
His father said they also considered SMU.
Grandstaff is transferring becausing he wasn’t getting enough playing time at Ohio State, where he averaged 4.4 points in 11.5 minutes in 10 games this season.
The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.