17-point per game scorers are rarely available on the transfer market in college hoops, but in the case of Cornell shooting guard Nolan Cressler, it was common knowledge that he would be on the move. On Monday night, the sophomore shooting guard announced his intentions (via Twitter!), and his next step will come as a member of the Vanderbilt Commodores basketball program.
Nolan Cressler, who announced he is transferring to @VandyMBB, will have to sit out a year and will then have 2 years of eligibility
— Jeff Lockridge (@jefflockridge) April 15, 2014
Because of NCAA transfer rules, Cressler will have to wait to set foot on the floor until 2015-2016, but he will almost certainly be worth the wait for Kevin Stallings and his club. As a sophomore in the Ivy League, the 6-foot-4 sharpshooter averaged nearly 17 points and 5 rebounds per game, and despite the fact that he played for an awful Cornell team, there was a ton of interest in his services, including that of Michigan, Notre Dame and Dayton.
Vanderbilt had a “down” season with a 15-16 record, but if they can weather the storm for another full season (perhaps with some improvement), they will get an immediate contributor for 2015-2016.
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