A trio of players from Saint Peter’s Elite Eight team, including breakout star Doug Edert, have entered the transfer portal.
Saint Peter’s head coach Shaheen Holloway left to take the vacant job at his alma mater, Seton Hall, on March 30. In his fourth season, Holloway led the Peacocks to their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance and their first three Tournament wins in program history. They started their Cinderella run with an overtime win over second-seeded Kentucky.
Edert drained crucial free throws and 3-pointers in the win over the Wildcats, finishing with 20 points. He has started in 23 of 86 games played at Saint Peter’s in three seasons. This past year, Edert averaged 9.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, hitting 41.1 percent of his 3-pointers and 88.7 percent of his free-throw attempts.
During the Peacocks’ four-game NCAA Tournament run, Edert averaged 11.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He buried 9-of-13 field-goal attempts and 6-of-9 launches from 3-point land in the first two wins over Kentucky and Murray St. Edert made 21-of-24 FTAs (87.5%) during the Tournament.
Daryl Banks is also in the portal. The 6-foot-3 guard has started 77 of 89 games for Saint Peter’s in three seasons. Banks averaged 11.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game for the Peacocks this past season. He knocked down 5-of-8 attempts from downtown and scored a team-best 27 points in the win over Kentucky.
Banks scored 14 points in Saint Peter’s win over Purdue in the Sweet 16.
Like Banks and Edert, Matthew Lee just completed his third season at Saint Peter’s. All three players will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Lee has started 65 of 82 games he’s played in for the Peacocks. He averaged 6.8 points, 2.9 assists and 1.8 RPG this past year. Lee dished out 12 assists compared to only four turnovers during Saint Peter’s four-game run in the Tournament.
Whether Holloway will try to get any of these three players to Seton Hall is unknown at this point.