For the most part it’s rare when you see a college basketball player opt to transfer twice in a collegiate career. It’s even more unheard of to see a player make the decision to return to the school where he started his career after transferring for a second time.
For Donnavan Kirk however, that’s exactly the case.
After beginning his career as a big-time recruit coming out of high school, Kirk struggled early on at Miami (FL) and injuries weren’t making things any easier. After two seasons in Coral Gables, Kirk opted to transfer, seeking more playing time and a fresh start. He landed at DePaul, and although his playing time increased in comparison to his time at Miami, his numbers weren’t anything special.
Just this past season at DePaul, Kirk averaged over 25 minutes per game, scoring 6.2 points and grabbing 3.9 rebounds per contest. Fast forward to now and Kirk is once again on the move. He has one more season of eligibility remaining and as a graduate school student, Kirk can play right away.
On Wednesday morning, reports surfaced that Kirk had found a new home — at Miami.
Miami has picked up DePaul transfer Donnavan Kirk, per source. Big man can play his final year ASAP.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 12, 2013
That’s right, Kirk will return to the Hurricanes and be eligible to play for head coach Jim Larranaga next season. Unfortunately for Kirk and the Hurricanes, Miami faces a monumental task of replacing many of their top threats from a squad that advanced to the Sweet 16 this past March.
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