Where are they now?: Robert Morris men’s basketball 2020-21 transfers

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Dante Treacy looks for a lane against Merrimack. Photo credit: David Auth

By Michael Deemer, Copy Editor

We all know coming into a new conference is a struggle for everyone involved. You don’t need to tell the Robert Morris men’s basketball team that, as they finished their first year in the Horizon League 4-15 overall and 3-12 in conference play, finishing in the bottom in the Horizon.

After that season, many players moved on from the program, transferring somewhere else. Today, we will be answering the question, whatever happened to them?

AJ Bramah, G/F – Nevada (Mountain West)

One of the most memorable faces on this list and maybe the sourest departures, Bramah announced he had entered the transfer portal on Feb. 12, 2021, with four games remaining in the regular season.

He was a key contributor on the 2020 Northeast Conference Tournament Championship team the year prior. He averaged 21 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for the Colonials, joining the 500 Rebound Club before leaving the program in 2020-21.

He committed to Arizona State, but two months after his decision, he was de-committed from ASU and joined Nevada’s program in late May 2021.

Bramah started his Nevada stint well in his debut, a 17 point, nine-rebound, 8-of-9 shooting performance in a 91-76 win over Eastern Washington. Bramah started his season averaging 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game on 51.5 percent shooting until he was dismissed from the program after four games “due to conduct detrimental to the team.”

He signed with player agent Olle Hansson of JCK Sports Group on Mar. 8 in hopes of turning pro.

Terrell Brown, G – Brandeis (UAA)

Brown did not see the floor much in his two years as a Colonial. He only appeared in 10 games, just three in 2020-21 without scoring a point, and averaged 0.3 rebounds and assists a game.

The Lowell, Massachusetts native went closer to home to DIII Brandeis University, just 15 miles west from Boston. He played in 22 of 24 games as a Judge, starting in eight. His minutes jumped from 2.9 as a Colonial to 11.5 a game in 21-22.

Tyson Brown, F – Western Texas (JUCO)

Tyson Brown is someone you may not have seen in 2020-21. The then-true freshman entered the portal just three games into his collegiate career, not appearing in any of them. He transferred to JuCo Western Texas College, where he has been a “double-double machine”.

He averages 11.9 points and 11.1 rebounds a game and shot 55% from the floor for the Westerners. He was also named WJCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention this season.

Olisa Ngonadi, F – Georgian Court (CACC)

“King O” played in 17 games in two years in Hoop Township, averaging 1.8 points a game in 6.8 minutes.

It was announced he would transfer to Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. Ngonadi played nine games for the Lions, averaging the third-best 14.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game as a junior. He also led the team in blocks with 18.

Jakari Spence, G – Monmouth (MAAC)

Unlike the ones we have seen on this list, the walk-on freshman did not see action at all in 2020-21. The Toms River, New Jersey native returned to his Jersey Shore stomping ground, transferring to the 2022 MAAC Tournament runner-up Monmouth.

He also had minimal playing time in his sophomore season, appearing in five games for the Hawks. He secured his season-high in minutes with two in a Jan. 16 contest at Marist where he attempted, albeit missing, his only shot of the season.

Pat Suemnick, F – West Virginia (Big 12)

Suemnick played 16 games as a freshman, averaging 2.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and half a block in 8.4 minutes.

He spent a year at JuCo, retooling at Triton College before opting for a bigger school.

Suemnick averaged 12 points a game, second on the Trojans, shooting the ball at an excellent rate of 55 percent from the floor, including 41 percent from beyond the arc in just under 10 minutes per game.

He scored his season-high of 32 points against Richard J. Daley College on Feb. 24.

On Oct. 6, he announced his commitment to play under Bob Huggins at West Virginia.

Dante Treacy, G – UNC Greensboro (SOCON)

Another face fans may recognize, the 2020 NEC Tournament MVP entered the portal on Mar. 25. He, like Bramah, quickly changed his commitment from Radford to UNC Greensboro.

In his three years at RMU, the guard averaged 5.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. He announced he was entering the transfer portal on Mar. 25.

At UNCG, Treacy played in all 32 games for the Spartans, starting in 29 and averaging 6.6 points a game, including a 24-point performance against Western Carolina on Feb. 23.

Cameron Wilbon, G – Sacramento State (Big Sky)

Wilbon was at RMU for three years. He played two years as he missed his sophomore season due to injury.

He played 51 games in Moon and decided to enter the portal after 2021. He transferred across the country to Sacramento State.

Wilbon played 27 games, starting in all but one of them for the Hornets and playing his best basketball, averaging 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. He scored a season-high 18 points versus Idaho on Mar. 9.

Trayden Williams, G – N/A

Williams came off the bench in all 18 games with an exception of one in his freshman year before entering the portal, averaging 7.3 points and 1.8 rebounds.

Williams never found a home.

Over the past two years, there has been a lot of departures. With the new transfer portal rules, it’ll be interesting to see if the list of 2022 transfers will add from Brandon Stone, Kam Farris and Justin Winston.