After entering the transfer portal last week, ASU freshman F Duke Brennan has found a new home just down the road at GCU.
ASU forward staying close to home/ ASU. Attended Hillcrest Prep in high school as well, making GCU his third Valley school in as many years. Presumably looking for a bigger role. https://t.co/BeqjSR7L9J
— Burn City Sports (@BurnCitySports) April 21, 2023
He joins the Lopes with teammate Malcolm Flaggs, who didn’t appear in a game for the Sun Devils, after they entered the portal together. The duo played for Hillcrest Prep in high school before attending ASU, and they stay local once again with GCU.
Bryce Drew and his staff just landed two former Arizona State Sun Devils!
6'10 C Duke Brennan
6'6 G Malcolm Flaggs
— Grand Canyon Hoops (@HoopsGCU) April 21, 2023
Brennan surprisingly had a big role for the Sun Devils his true freshman season after surpassing Enoch Boakye for the backup center role in the very first game of last season. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.1 minutes for the season. He apparently wants a bigger role or got more NIL money from GCU.
Brennan was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. If Warren Washington decides to stay in the NBA Draft, Brennan was set to get the starting center spot, but instead he transferred. The Sun Devils landed San Francisco forward Zane Meeks yesterday and with him now have four forwards on next year’s roster if Washington stays in the draft. Alonzo Gaffney has also made no public decision if he is staying or leaving, so this number includes him, as well as incoming freshman Akil Watson and Louisville transfer Kamari Lands. However, the Sun Devils have no true center on the roster without Washington.
Bobby Hurley said he hopes to have his roster completely set by May, and he has just a little bit more work to do. The Sun Devils’ biggest needs right now are potentially a center, small forward and backup point guard.
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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on twitter via @Brendan_Mau