Soon after the end of the 2020-21 Syracuse Orange men’s basketball season was complete, multiple players announced their intent to transfer. Two of those players — Robert Braswell and Woody Newton — have made their transfer decision. Newton committed to Oklahoma State on Friday and it was announced late Sunday night that Braswell transferred to Charlotte.
Both Braswell and Newton competed for minutes as backup forward last season. Newton emerged as the early favorite, but Braswell carved out a role as the season wore on due to his defense. In post-season play, Braswell averaged 23.4 minutes per game across five games, scoring 37 points on seven made 3s. Newton showed flashes as a true freshman with his athleticism.
On the season, Braswell averaged 3.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Newton averaged 3.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11 games.
With the NCAA allowing a free one-time transfer for all athletes, both players will be immediately eligible. Newton has four years of eligibility remaining. Braswell has three.
For Syracuse, unless Quincy Guerrier decides to return, the Orange will have an entirely new group of forwards this fall. Alan Griffin hired an agent and Marek Dolezaj decided to begin his professional career as well.
Syracuse has tapped into the transfer portal at forward by bringing in Cole Swider from Villanova and Jimmy Boeheim from Cornell. They’ll join incoming top-30 freshman Benny Williams on the wing.
Good luck to both players at their new respective destinations and a special thanks to BBBB for the memories.