TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Duquesne's Winters will transfer

College Football Videos

Monday, April 15, 2013, 9:12 p.m.
 

Duquesne's Quevyn Winters has decided to transfer to a school closer to home, costing the basketball program one of its top freshmen.

The 6-foot-5 forward from Milwaukee was part of coach Jim Ferry's first recruiting class and started the Dukes' final eight games. His 9.6 scoring average ranked third on the team.

Winters said Monday he's leaving. The death of his great-grandmother in December influenced his decision, he said. While home during Easter break, he began seriously contemplating a transfer.

“I just want to be closer to home, so I can be with my family,” said Winters, who hasn't chosen a transfer destination. “It was really kind of up in the air toward the end of the year, but once I went home and got to see my family over break, that's when I realized I've got to stay home and be with them.”

Duquesne (8-22, 1-15) finished last in the Atlantic 10. Winters scored 22 points in that lone victory at Temple. The losing was “frustrating,” he said, but also insisted that wasn't why he decided to leave. The team “definitely” will find success, he said. Teammates and coaches encouraged him to stay.

“They still want me to be here,” Winters said, “but they were supportive.”

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Sprint cancels Framily, rolls out new data pricing plan
  2. WVU football ticket sales on decline
  3. Steelers re-sign Keisel to bolster depth on defensive line
  4. Milk producer to ax disputed ingredient
  5. Rossi: Blount brings back Steelers’ swagger
  6. Donora buys old elementary center
  7. Atkins’ teachers, students to hold Summer Jam
  8. North Huntingdon man pleads guilty in road rage case
  9. Greensburg considers eminent domain
  10. Former Comcast building in New Kensington reopens as Come In Unity Center community incubator
  11. 1 dead, 5 hurt in collision along Route 422 in Indiana County
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.