Frank Martin may be looking to go the grad transfer route to partially fill the void left by the early departure of PJ Dozier. According to MLive Media Group’s Brendan F. Quinn, South Carolina is one of the teams involved in the recruitment of Wright State transfer Mark Alstork.
Wright State grad transfer Mark Alstork, a Michigan target, tells me Louisville. Georgetown. South Carolina & Illinois are now involved.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) April 24, 2017
Alstork, a 6’5” guard originally from Dayton, Ohio, was an all-Horizon League pick this past season for the Raiders. His 19.0 points per game in 32 contests (30 starts) led the team and placed him third in the conference overall. Alstork was originally a Ball State signee that transferred to Wright State before the 2014-15 season to play closer to home; he would eligible to play immediately and would provide a big boost to the Gamecocks’ roster.
Alstork has some suitors: new Dayton head coach Anthony Grant had an in-home visit with him on Monday night to try to keep him from leaving town altogether. Michigan has also been in touch, as well as (mentioned above) Louisville and Georgetown.
With Sindarius Thornwell, Justin McKie, and Duane Notice graduating, and with Dozier declaring for the NBA Draft, the team will need to lean on returnees like Chris Silva, Rakym Felder, Maik Kotsar - along with freshly-eligible Delaware transfer Kory Holden - to carry the load and help the team capitalize on their dream Final Four run. Landing a high-scoring guard like Alstork would be a big boost, even if they only end up with his services for a year.