Three Things — May 26: Bo Hodges transfers up, Dayton snags Pac-12 guard, Donnie Tillman finds new home

Eli Boettger | @boettger_eli | 05/26/20

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Here are the three things you need to know for May 26.

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Bo Hodges transfers up

After three standout years in an ETSU jersey, Bo Hodges is headed to the Big East. The former East Tennessee State guard announced Monday that he has committed to Butler for his final season of college basketball.

Hodges started 64 of his 94 career appearances with the Buccaneers, averaging 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, two assists and 1.1 steals per outing. A product of Nashville, Tenn., the 6-5 guard opted to transfer out of ETSU after Steve Forbes elected to take the Wake Forest coaching vacancy. Hodges is expected to have to sit out the ’20-21 season due to transfer rules.

Dayton snags Pac-12 guard

After several missed opportunities to land a transfer this spring, Anthony Grant and the Dayton Flyers finally picked up a guard they needed on Monday. Former USC transfer Elijah Weaver will head east to play for Dayton with two years of eligibility remaining.

Weaver is a 6-6, 210-pound wing out of Florida who was a top-45 recruit. He started five games as a freshman and 14 this past season as a sophomore, averaging 5.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game over his 59 appearances with the Trojans. Weaver picked USC over UCF and Arkansas.

Donnie Tillman finds new home

Former Utah and UNLV transfer Donnie Tillman has found a new home for his final season of college basketball. Tillman is headed to Las Cruces to play out his senior campaign with New Mexico State. Tillman is a 6-7, 225-pound forward out of Detroit who played his first two seasons at Utah before transferring to UNLV.

Tillman was named the Pac-12’s sixth man of the year as a sophomore before spending this past season with the Rebels where he started 11 of his 25 appearances and averaged 10.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and two assists per game. WAC power New Mexico State has appeared in seven of the last eight NCAA Tournaments.


Eli Boettger is a college basketball writer and founder of HeatCheckCBB.com. He has previously worked for Sporting News, DAZN and USA TODAY SMG.

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