Davonte Fitzgerald Will Transfer Out of Texas A&M
Sophomore Texas A&M Small Forward Davonte Fitzgerald of Tucker, Georgia and Tucker High School has elected to transfer out of Texas A&M. He has another two years of eligibility and is hoping to make the most of it. He got off to a good start at Texas A&M before suffering a knee injury. In his sophomore season, the influx of new talent pushed Davonte Fitzgerald down the pecking order and so Davonte Fitzgerald will transfer to a new school.
This is an important transfer for a few reasons:
- A local player is transferring from an SEC institution, which means he could be in play for local schools such as Georgia Tech, Georgia State or Clemson.
- Georgia likely faces Texas A&M twice next season and will not see Davonte Fitzgerald as opposed to other talent.
- Texas A&M had oversigned and there was certainly some curiosity as to who was going to leave the program. Fitzgerald was a logical choice.
Fitzgerald would actually find Tech and Clemson to be excellent landing spots for him considering that both programs have a dearth at the Small Forward position going into the 2016-17 season. Clemson’s Donte Grantham will likely need a push from a veteran and Georgia Tech is bereft of talent at the Small Forward spot and Quinton Stephens’ highlight of his career was going on fire against Georgia this past November in a game that still boggles and horrifies the mind.
Image courtesy of Clemson 24/7 of Davonte Fitzgerald and Patrick Rooks at Death Valley.
Fitzgerald would not fit at Georgia because of the potential glut of talent at the 2 and 3 spots and Georgia needs players that can contribute in games next season. If Fitzgerald was a graduate transfer, it would make more sense for him to come to Georgia, but he is not. If he went to Tech or Clemson, he would face UGA in the 2016-17 season.
Speaking of Clemson, Georgia may be wise to keep tabs on Jaron Blossomgame of Clemson, he is their star Power Forward that happens to be a rising Redshirt Junior. He’ll likely be a graduate transfer candidate for next season and he’s from Alpharetta, Georgia (although his area may be considered Johns Creek). This Chattahoochee High School product averaged 13.1 PPG and 8.2 RPG. He’s only 6’7″ 220 pounds, but he’s a force in the paint. Just keep an eye on him, especially if Clemson has a poor season. It doesn’t help that he’ll be playing home games at the Bi-Lo Center this year.