South Florida transfer Luis Santos has committed to Saint Louis, a source told FanRag Sports on Friday. The player still has two years of eligibility remaining.
A four-star recruit coming out of high school, Santos has had an interesting collegiate career up until this point. After barely playing as a freshman, his role increased rather dramatically during the 2016-17 college basketball season, but a coaching change at South Florida caused a mass exodus of players from the program.
As a freshman, Santos played in 15 games and averaged 7.0 minutes per contest. By the season’s end, he averaged 1.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest. The forward only shot 20 percent from the floor.
During his sophomore campaign, he saw 17.1 minutes of action per game. His season averages also increased, as he ended up averaging 6.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per outing. His field goal efficiency improved as well, ending the 2016-17 season shooting 55 percent from the floor.
Per NCAA transfer rules, the 6-9 talent will have to sit next season.
Brian Gregory is South Florida’s new basketball coach. He took over for Orlando Antigua, who was let go during the season. Antigua is now on Brad Underwood’s staff at Illinois.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.