Miami basketball adds grad transfer

Aleks Abrams is transferring into the Miami basketball program (Miami Athletics)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Miami University head men’s basketball coach Jack Owens announced that Aleks Abrams will be transferring into the program for the 2018-19 season.

Abrams comes to the RedHawks from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and will have one year of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer.

The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Abrams played 78 career games for the Mustangs with 13 starts and averaged 1.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. This past season he averaged 2.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2016 he brought in 16 rebounds, including nine offensive against California. He also had a career-high 18 rebounds in a double-overtime victory over Cal State Northridge this past season on Feb. 22.

“We are extremely excited about Aleks, just from a standpoint that with his overall size to have the mobility and energy to play the way he plays,” said Owens. “When he was able to have productive minutes, he rebounded the basketball extremely well. We are excited to have someone of his caliber who is very intelligent and is going to be able to come and provide immediate help for us inside next year.”

Abrams will graduate from Cal Poly this spring and join the RedHawks previously announced signees Mekhi Lairy (Evansville, Indiana/Evansville Bosse), Elijah McNamara (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) and Myja White (Terre Haute, Indiana/Brebeuf Jesuit) who each signed a National Letter of Intent in November. To read about their signings click HERE.

Information provided by Miami Athletics.

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