Former Gonzaga guard Bryan Alberts has narrowed down his list of three schools to VCU, Weber State, and Long Beach State, Jim Meehan with the Spokesman Review reported on Thursday.
Alberts was never ever able to find a foothold in the Gonzaga rotation, showing promise, but averaging just six minutes per game last season, down from 11.4 per game in the 2015-16 season. The writing wasn’t necessarily on the wall, but with Josh Perkins and Silas Melson expected to lead the show, with Jesse Wade, Zack Norvell and Joel Ayayi incoming, Alberts might have been the odd man out again.
He is set to graduate this summer, and as such, will be eligible to play immediately. Alberts will also be the rare two-year graduate transfer. He’ll be an instant contributor to any of those three schools thanks to his three-point shooting prowess.
Weber State is losing senior guard Jeremy Senglin, and the rest of the squad runs rather short. At 6’5, Alberts would be able to provide a bit of size on the wing or the backcourt. VCU is a tournmanet consistent squad, and is losing three seniors from its backcourt: JeQuan Lewis, Doug Brooks, and Jordan Burgess. Long Beach State didn’t have the best year last season, but it is close to Albert’s home and also has another WCC transfer on the squad—ex-LMU guard Evan Payne.