Last week, 6-2 guard Brendan Paul entered his name in the transfer portal after his second year at Syracuse.
Paul had many opportunities from low-to-mid major programs before accepting an offer as a preffered walk-on at Syracuse, and he’ll likely be looking at some of the programs that he spurned to play in the ACC,
“I’m open to any school at the moment,” he said. “Obviously I have a few in mind where I think I would fit into their systems well, but like I said, I’m open to everything.”
Paul played sparringly at Syracuse as a freshman appearing in a few games off the bench and also in exhibition games in Italy. He has a great relationship with the staff and players, and that’s why his decision could be put off so he can finish out the season with his teammates.
“My timetable is also pretty open. If a coach needs me there tomorrow, I’ll pack up and leave,” he explained. “But, I wouldn’t mind staying at Syracuse for my sophomore year because I want to be with my guys and we’re going to do something special.”
Along with low-to-mid major options out of high schools, Paul had Division II and III opportunities as well. He won’t completely rule out the idea of exploring those opportunities as well, but the plan is for him to remain a Division I athlete.
“I’m not weighing out Division II options, but I know my worth,” he said. “I believe Division I is all I will be directing my mind towards at the moment.”