Former Wake Forest guard Chaundee Brown has announced the Gonzaga Bulldogs as one of his four potential transfer landing spots.
Brown averaged 12.1 points for the Demon Deacons last season. His transfer case is probably one of the more interesting ones linked to Gonzaga.
First up: Brown is not a graduate transfer, meaning he will need to sit one year before he can play his senior season (if current transfer rules stay in place for the NCAA). Second up: Brown has also declared for early entry into the NBA Draft, although he is maintaining his college eligibility throughout the process.
He originally hails from Florida, so if you look at it geographically, you can see that Gonzaga is the outlier. The Zags, as it stands now, have one scholarship remaining to dole out for next season, presuming Corey Kispert, Joel Ayayi, and Filip Petrusev (who should eventually throw his name into the NBA Draft process) come back.
Most likely, in Brown’s case, he might be pushing hard for a NCAA waiver to ignore that year of sitting. The NCAA has granted waivers in the past couple of years, how can we be polite in saying this, without any consistency whatsoever. Why expect anything else from the NCAA to be honest? Wake Forest fired hired coach Danny Manning, and that might just be enough.
Either way, as it stands now by the letter of the law, Brown would be suiting up for the 2021-22 Gonzaga Bulldogs, a team that will still be talented without a shadow of a doubt. That is if he chooses Gonzaga in the first place.