Syracuse may have its backcourt of the future with Joe Girard and Buddy Boeheim; however, the program will be out two other guards. Sophomore Jalen Carey and Howard Washington have entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Syracuse guard Jalen Carey entered the transfer portal this morning, sources told ESPN. Former top-50 recruit played just two games this season after injuring his thumb.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 16, 2020
Carey, a former top-60 recruit in the 2018 class, never quite got off the ground at Syracuse. As a freshman, Carey played just 304 minutes while dealing with massive turnover issues — 5.4 turnovers per 40 minutes. During the 2019-20 season, Carey appeared in just two games, making two starts. However, he suffered a thumb injury in November that required surgery. Carey never returned to the court for the Orange.
Washington, on the other hand, is a redshirt sophomore; last week he was awared the ACC’s Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award at the ACC Tournament. After suffering a stroke in the fall of 2018, Washington needed surgery to remove two blood clots from remove. Washington also required surgery to repair a hole in his heart, too, which was the cause of the stroke.
In total, Washington played in 41 career games at Syracuse (268 minutes).
Another high-profile recruit, Brycen Goodine, has also decided to transfer out of Syracuse. After scoring 44 points across 23 games (200 total minutes), Goodine has committed to play at Providence. Goodine, a top-100 prospect in the 2019 class, initially chose to play at Syracuse over Boston College.
Friars scoop up Syracuse transfer Brycen Goodinehttps://t.co/ncARwek4G1
— Kevin McNamara (@KevinMcNamara33) March 16, 2020