On Monday it was made official that Sacred Heart guard Cane Broome would be transferring to Cincinnati. Broome was the 2015-16 Northeast Conference Player of the Year.
Rumor was Broome had his transfer list narrowed down to Cincinnati and Creighton. Creighton is in the Big East so on the outside looking in I know that held a little weight, but Mick Cronin and his staff was able to do a great job when Broome visited Thursday and Friday.
Broome averaged 23.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals as a sophomore at Sacred Heart. He also shot 44.5% from the floor, 31.1% from three and 76.8% from the foul line. Shooting 44.5% from the floor isn’t bad at all for a guy who averaged 17.7 shots per game. Another legit stat was at 6 foot he averages almost 5 rebounds a game. Stepping up in competition may lower his numbers, but this is a great signing by the Bearcats.
He will have to sit out all of 2016-17 due to transfer rules, but he will get a whole season to learn the system and practice with the team. Troy Caupain will have graduated once Broome dons a Bearcat uniform, but currently Justin Jenifer will be in there as the 2017-18 as a junior also. Jenifer and Broome may be able to form a Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright (do your research if you don’t remember the UConn backcourt that won a championship the first year of the AAC) type of combo at least that is what Bearcat fans hope. Only time will tell, but UC added a guy today that knows how to put the ball in the hole and who doesn’t like a guy who can score the ball?