DII grad transfer a hot commodity

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Belmont Abbey (NC) shooting guard Romeao Ferguson entered his name in the transfer portal and many Division I programs started to show interest.

Coastal Carolina, Liberty, Mount Saint Mary’s, Nicholls State, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Asheville, Tennessee Tech and plenty more have reached out. Including Lipscomb who offered him a scholarship recently.

“It’s good so far. I’m still trying to get to know them and they’re still trying to get to know me,” Ferguson explained. “But, the relationship is very strong, the coach is great and they are a winning program….so that’s always good.”

Last season at Division II Belmont Abbey, Ferguson averaged 17.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assist. He shot 55-percent from the field and 45-percent from three.

He finished the season top five in both scoring and rebounding in his conference (Conference Carolinas) and is confident that his game will translate well to the Division I level.

“I’m confident,” he said. “Any school that I go to, I know I will make the most of it.”

Ferguson plans to take his time with the process and will likely sign late. He’s still holding out hope that he will be able to visit college campuses in the coming weeks but with the coronavirus ban still underway on college campuses, his plans are affected.

If he’s not able to visit any colleges before deciding, Ferguson will likely rely on instincts and information.

“Everyday it’s always a new coach and I’m trying to give everyone a fair shot to reach out but hopefully before May,” Ferguson said of when he’ll decide. “Ideally, I’m not trying to be out here too long talking to coaches, so hopefully I find the right place before May.”

Most coaches have told Ferguson that they like his versatility and his ability to play multiple positions. They also like his ability to defend and his basketball IQ.

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