Duquesne’s 6-11 center Dylan Swingle plans to transfer
Duquesne’s roster lost another player Wednesday — the fourth in three days — when 6-foot-11 freshman center Dylan Swingle entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Swingle did not play last season, accepting a redshirt in his first year on campus, but he’s the second 6-11 player to make plans to transfer this week, joining Gavin Bizeau.
Swingle was one of the top players in Ohio during the 2017-18 season, setting school records for career points (1,796) and rebounds (1,160) at Paint Valley High School. He was ranked 35th nationally among centers by 247 Sports.
After Swingle, Bizeau and guards Eric Williams Jr. and Brandon Wade entered their names in the portal, Duquesne has eight scholarship players on its roster, including forwards Amari Kelly and Austin Rotroff, who are recovering from knee surgery.
Four other players could join the active roster next season.
James Ellis, a 6-foot-11, 230-pound center from Westinghouse, is returning next season after sitting out his freshman year. Coach Keith Dambrot currently has a verbal commitment from Kennedy Catholic guard Maceo Austin, who pledged last year.
Also, point guard Evan Buckley of Stone Bridge (Va.) High School announced his commitment to Duquesne on his Twitter account and 6-4 shooting guard Ashton Miller of Seton Hall (N.J.) Prep has committed to the Dukes, according to verbalcommits.com.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .