Seven Elon University men’s basketball players have officially entered the transfer portal, including six of the team’s top seven scorers from last season. Four of the transfers have come in the last week following Mike Schrage’s resignation as Elon’s head coach.
Junior guard Ben Daugherty became the first player to enter his name into the transfer portal on March 15, just nine days after Elon’s final game. Junior guards Zac Ervin and Hunter Woods entered his name into the transfer portal on March 22.
Two days after Schrage’s resignation on April 5, junior guard Hunter McIntosh entered his name into the transfer portal. McIntosh was Elon’s second leading scorer last season and was Schrage’s first signee after taking the head coaching job in 2019.
Sophomore guard Darius Burford entered his name into the transfer portal on April 11. He led the team with just over 13 points per game last season. Sophomore forward Michael Graham, Elon’s leader in rebounds and blocks last season, and redshirt senior guard Jerald Gillens-Butler both entered their names into the transfer portal.
Though the players have entered their names into the transfer portal, it is not a guarantee they will leave Elon. But it does grant a release so that other schools may contact them about playing for their team next season.
Eight of Elon’s top nine scorers from last season have now either entered their names into the transfer portal or are set to graduate this offseason.
Elon University athletics declined to comment on this story.