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ASU men’s basketball forward Taeshon Cherry enters NCAA transfer portal

The junior missed 18 of the team's 25 games this season

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ASU then-sophomore forward Taeshon Cherry (35) takes a three-point shot in the first half against Saint Mary's on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.


ASU men’s basketball junior forward Taeshon Cherry has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to multiple reports.

During the 2020-21 season, the 6-foot-8 forward recorded three starts in seven games played and averaged 3.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

After playing in a loss to the University of Texas at El Paso, Cherry sat out the final 18 games of ASU’s season, with a majority of the games missed being due to personal reasons. 

Cherry leaves ASU with career averages of 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He started 17 of the 62 games he played in his three-year tenure with the Sun Devils.

Despite averaging more minutes per game in his sophomore year compared to his freshman year, Cherry averaged fewer points per game and shot worse from the field and from the 3-point line.

The move was first reported by @VerbalCommits on Twitter on Monday.

Cherry is a former four-star prospect and is currently the fifth-highest-rated recruit in the program's history behind Josh Christopher, James Harden, Luguentz Dort and Marcus Bagley.


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