Just a few weeks back, after returning to Michigan State following the Christmas holiday, Brandan Kearney informed head coach Tom Izzo that wanted to transfer. The reasoning behind Kearney’s decision cited playing time and the need for a “fresh start.”
Well, with the start of the spring semester on the horizon, Kearney has made a decision and will head to Arizona State to continue his collegiate career. The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard will enroll in classes at ASU on Monday, according to AZCentral.com and be eligible to play for the Sun Devils at the end of the fall semester next year.
As a freshman a season ago, Kearney averaged 1.2 points per game in just under ten minutes of action. As a sophomore, the guard did see an increase in his numbers, but not enough to warrant his interest in remaining a Spartan. Kearney was averaging 2.3 points in roughly 17 minutes per contest before his late December decision.
Kearney visited the Arizona State campus just last week and was obviously swayed enough by the Sun Devils’ program to commit. In fact, Arizona State has been fortunate enough, especially to the need of head coach Herb Sendek, to get off to a quick start this season. The Sun Devils entered Sunday with a 14-2 overall mark and a 3-0 record within the Pac-12 Conference.
Kearney is an original native of Detroit, Michigan and becomes the second transfer for the Sun Devils. Richie Edwards, a transfer from Valparaiso, will be eligible at the start of next season.
Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @PaulSeaverRS