Basketball: London native transfers from Hawai'i

This is a few weeks old, but it might (stress, might) have some implications on this border. Forward Adam Jespersen, a London, Ont., native whom HoopStars Canada was pretty high on, is transferring after one season at the University of Hawai'i.

Those who scour basketball-related message boards have probably already found plenty of speculation that Jespersen, who "is six-foot-eight and handles the ball like a guard," (London Free Press, Jan. 31, 2008) is about to come back to Canada. The Honululu Star-Bulletin noted that Jespersen "said he's looking to transfer to either a Big West Conference school or one near Toronto." There are plenty of D-1 schools within a short drive of the GTA (Niagara, Buffalo, Canisius just in Western New York state alone). There's also a pretty good basketball program at his hometown university, Western, which has done well at accommodating transfers. It's velly interesting.

It's never clear how much to dedicate to recruiting news (it stems from not being an insider and only having so many hours in the day). Not unlike Bol Kong, it bears keeping your eyes peeled.
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  1. He's going to Carleton and will reshirt this season due to transfer rules.

  2. Some people are counting Carleton out next year, but I wouldn't. On paper they are very talented, just young. Smart gets the most out of his players like pretty much no other coach in Canada. The rest of the OUA seems to be down with Windsor, Western and Ottawa all losing veteran talent. Look for UBC, TWU and maybe St F X if they can land an experienced post.