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Hilltoppers among group of schools reaching out to Sacred Heart transfer

Sophomore guard would have to sit out a season and have two years of eligibility remaining

Sacred Heart sophomore guard Quincy McKnight announced his intention to transfer from the school on Monday.  Today he informed Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports that a number of schools, including Western Kentucky, have reached out to express their interest in his future services.

The 6-foot-3 McKnight excelled during his two seasons at the school located in Fairfield, Conn., earning First Team All-Conference honors last year and was an All-Rookie selection in his first year on campus.

A starter in all 32 games for the Pioneers in 2016-17, McKnight lead the team and was second in the Northeast Conference with an 18.9 points per game average.  He also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 3.0 steals and was fourth in the league with 1.6 steals.  He connected on 42.9 percent of his field goal attempts, and 32.1 from beyond the three-point line.

As a freshman, McKnight made 27 starts and finished second on the team with a 11.4 point per game average.  He earned the conference's Rookie of the Week honor five times.

In addition to WKU, Rothstein also reports that Creighton, Kentucky, Miami, Monmouth, Penn State, Seton Hall and Wichita State have all contacted McKnight.

He was a three-star prospect as a senior at Bridgeport (Conn.) Phelps High School.  He was selected to the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic.

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