On Monday afternoon, the Miami Hurricanes added a quality transfer to the hoops roster when Oklahoma Sooners G Kameron McGusty committed to the U.
First off I would like to thank god for the opportunity too be able to play at another Univeristy. Also I want to thank my friends and family for the support they have given With that being said, I have decided to commit to the University of Miami! Put em up #TheU pic.twitter.com/RfW7ZmBnvq— Kameron McGusty (@KamMcgusty) April 16, 2018
Welcome to the U, Kameron McGusty! pic.twitter.com/mTdudhIbk4— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) April 16, 2018
A 6’5” shooting guard, McGusty averaged 9.4 points on 42.7% FG, 34.3% 3FG, and 76.5% FT over the course of 63 games in his 2 years in Norman. McGusty’s stats took a slight dip this past season due to the emergence of superstar PG Trey Young, who was very good but had a high usage rate (which limited McGusty’s opportunities slightly).
A native of Katy, TX, McGusty started 25 games in his time at Oklahoma. He averaged 10.9 pts as a freshman and 8.0 as a sophomore, which aren’t huge numbers, but emblematic of his ability to score when called upon.
McGusty is the 2nd notable transfer to commit to Miami in recent days. Wyoming G Anthony Mack announced his transfer to Miami just this past weekend, and Canes Hoops officially welcomed him yesterday with this tweet:
Welcome to the U, Anthony Mack! pic.twitter.com/BzPoL8Mv0S— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) April 16, 2018
McGusty will sit out the 2018-19 season before hitting the court for the Canes. He will have 2 years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Miami has had good success with transfers from the Big 12 conference in the past. Star guards Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan both came over from that conference — from Kansas State and Texas, respectively — and were integral parts to a couple NCAA tournament teams in Miami. Hopefully, after sitting out a season, McGusty will have similar success in his time in Coral Gables.