Mark Alstork, one of the top grad transfers on the market, is down to four schools: Illinois, LSU, Pitt, and South Carolina.
Over the last few weeks, Alstork has taken visits to those four schools, as well as Georgetown, and on Wednesday, Louisville. He tweeted that his visit to Louisville, the most prominent program on his list, was “great,” but then less than a day later, cut the Cardinals from his list.
— Mark Alstork (@Mark_Alstork) May 18, 2017
It’s an interesting group of four contending for Alstork’s services. Illinois and LSU are both bringing in new coaches, with Brad Underwood taking over the Illini after one year at Oklahoma State, and Will Wade making the jump to LSU after two strong seasons at VCU. Pitt is entering year two under Kevin Stallings, who led the Panthers to a 16-17 season in his first season after 17 years at Vanderbilt. South Carolina probably has the worst overall basketball pedigree of the four schools, but it is fresh off of a surprising Final Four run, and easily has the best 2016-17 season of these four programs. He could go a long ways towards helping replace stars Sindarius Thornwell and P.J. Dozier, who are off to the NBA.
According to The State, Alstork is expected to make his decision Saturday.
As a junior at Wright State, he averaged 19 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. He began his collegiate career at Ball State.