Jamel Horton and Jarvis Doles announced during the week that they will enter the transfer portal. Following a 13-18 record in UAlbany’s first season under Dwayne Killings, two key players for the Great Danes will seek another school to apply their talents.
Jamel Horton announced his departure on an Instagram post. Horton wrote on his Instagram that “These last two years have been great to me. I’ve learned and grown so much in my time here. I want to thank my coaches, teammates, trainers, and everyone else that has impacted me in my time here.”
Horton was huge for the Great Danes on both sides of the floor. He was their leading scorer this season, averaging 12.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.9assists. He also won the American East Defensive Player of the Year award and made All-Conference second team.
Horton was the vocal leader for the Great Danes, and he stepped up for them in a big way following injuries to key teammates, including graduate seniors De'vondre Perry and Paul Newman. He elevated his game in conference play averaging 16.2 points.
Jarvis Doles number didn't jump off the screen, but he had been a very underappreciated member of the Great Danes averaging 6.8 points. The Drexel Graduate has averaged 8.4 points 4.1 rebounds and his two years at UAlbany and had He was second in free throw percentage in the conference at 84%.
His best moments during his tenure with Albany were Scoring a then season-high 21 points on 7-8 shooting, including 4-4 from three, with five rebounds in America East Tournament game against NJIT and matching that season-high 21 in a win against Binghamton.
Following the departure of two experienced and talented players, the Great Danes will turn to younger players like Aaron Reddish and Justin Neely, who won America East Rookie of the Year to fill the gaps and propel the UAlbany basketball program forward.