Multiple FSU men’s basketball players enter NCAA transfer portal following end of season


Florida State men’s basketball has lost three players to the NCAA transfer portal.

Sophomore forward De’Ante Green, junior guard Primo Spears and sophomore forward Baba Miller have all recently announced their intentions to look at their options.

Green, Spears, Miller enter NCAA transfer portal

Florida State Seminoles forward Baba Miller (11) shoots from inside the paint. The Florida State Seminoles hosted the Central Michigan Chippewas on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.

Green announced he planned to enter the transfer portal on March 22.

In 31 games he averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 11.9 minutes. He hit a season-high 14 points in FSU’s 68-66 loss to Georgia on Nov. 29.

Spears, who was a force off the bench, announced his intention to transfer a day later on March 23.

He averaged a team-third-best 10.6 points. He hit his season-high 17 points twice in losses to Louisville, 101-92, and North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.

This is Spears’ third time in the portal in four seasons. Before FSU he was at Georgetown and Duquesne.

Spears played only 24 games this season, sitting out the first nine games waiting for the NCAA to approve his transfer waiver. He played his first game with FSU on Dec. 16 against SMU.

Six days after Spears’ announcement, on March 29, Miller said that he planned on entering the transfer portal and reportedly is “testing the NBA waters” according to ESPN NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony.

The 6-foot-11-inch forward played in all 33 games, averaging 7.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 fouls. Miller hit a career-high 14 points in the Seminoles’ 87-82 win over Wake Forest on Jan. 9.

He also had his first career double-double in an 88-72 loss to South Florida, recording 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Similar to Spears, Miller’s arrival at FSU was complicated. He missed the first 16 games of the 2022-23 season after multiple appeals to the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement were denied.

Before his recruitment by FSU, Miller received travel to and from a training…

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Publish date : 2024-04-02 02:28:43

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