Christian Hince | March 19, 2023
Beagle in a November game against Florida Atlantic.
Bruce Dudek, UAlbany Athletics
University at Albany freshman forward Jonathan Beagle announced he entered the transfer portal via a Twitter announcement on Friday, March 17.
The 6-10 Hudson Falls native started 29 of 31 games, averaging 12.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. The America East rookie of the year, he was a bright spot on a troubled UAlbany team that went 8-22, finishing last in the conference and missing postseason play.
“I would like to give thanks to the coaching staff and my teammates at Albany,” Beagle said in the announcement. “I would also like to give a special thanks to Coach Killings for believing in me and helping me pursue my dreams.”
Beagle has three more years of eligibility.
“We've had conversations about the potential [of Beagle transferring],” Killings said to the Times Union (TU).
A source familiar with Beagle's thinking also spoke to the TU, saying that crosstown rival Siena “was definitely in the conversation” as a potential destination.
“He's looking for a place to go and make an immediate impact and a team that has a legit shot at the (NCAA) tournament day one,” the source said. “Siena fits all that.”
Beagle is the third Great Dane to enter the transfer portal this offseason, following entries by junior guard Malik Edmead and senior forward Gerald Drumgoole Jr.