Dawson Carper, who has completed two seasons with the UH basketball team, confirmed he is transferring to Missouri State.
Carper had entered the transfer portal two weeks ago, citing a desire to attend a school closer to his family’s home in Colorado Springs. Missouri State’s Springfield campus is 640 miles away.
— Daws (@Dawson_Carper) April 8, 2020
Carper based his decision largely on conversations with MSU coach Dana Ford and forward Gaige Prim.
“It’s tough because you can’t visit anywhere,” Carper said, referencing the NCAA’s restrictions on in-person recruiting contact because of the COVID-10 pandemic. “I have to go off the connections you have with the coaches. I talked to (Ford) a lot in the past couple weeks. One of the players (Prim) is from Colorado, and I used to play with him a lot. He told me about the school and what he really loved about it.”
MSU completes in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bears went 9-9 in league play this season, beating third-seeded Indiana State in the quarterfinals of the postseason tournament.
Carper said he will redshirt during the 2020-2021 season, and then have two seasons to play.
“It’s a good decision,” Carper said, “and I’m excited.”