Former South Florida Bulls talent Bo Zeigler has committed to the George Washington Colonials, a source told FanRag Sports on Tuesday. A graduate transfer, per NCAA rules, he will be immediately eligible to play in the upcoming 2017-18 college basketball season.
Ziegler trotted about the hardwood for the Bulls over the course of three different seasons. He averaged more than 20 minutes per game in each of those, but actually saw some of his production drop after a solid freshman campaign in 2014-15.
As for last season, the 6-foot-6 Ziegler averaged 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest. He also shot 55 percent from the field and a troubling 39 percent from the charity stripe.
The Bulls are coming off a 7-23 season in which they went 1-17 in the AAC, finishing dead last in the conference. The university fired Orlando Antigua. As a replacement, South Florida hired Brian Gregory as the team’s next head basketball coach.
As for George Washington, the university hired Maurice Joseph to the head coaching position full-time this offseason. After being given the interim title before the start of last season, the Colonials managed to play well despite all the hoopla that was surrounding the team prior to the start of play.
Joseph led the Colonials to a 19-14 overall record and 10-8 mark in the Atlantic 10 this season after taking over for Mike Lonergan, who was fired before the season.
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.