Describing it as the “hardest” move he has had to make, point guard Drew Buggs finalized his decision to leave the Hawaii basketball team.
Buggs, who entered the NCAA transfer portal in March, said he has narrowed his next school to Iowa State, Missouri or Loyola Marymount. Iowa State is where his parents met. Buggs said he hopes to make a decision this weekend.
I just want to say my thank you The University of Hawai’i. I was blessed to spend 4 years in such a special place. It was an honor to represent UH and I will forever have love for the islands 🌴🖤
— Drew Buggs (@stonecolddrew) April 22, 2020
As a fourth-year junior and co-captain, Buggs had per-game averages of 9.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.5 rebounds this past season.
UH signed two point guards for the 2020 recruiting class: Biwali Bayles, who trains with Basketball Australia’s Centre for Excellence program, and JoVon McClanahan, who played the past season at Sheridan College in Wyoming.
Two other UH basketball players who entered the transfer portal have found new teams. Center Dawson Carper is joining Missouri State and guard Jessiya Villa is transferring to Chaminade.