BURN THE HORSE
Burn the Horse can confirm what was first reported by CBS Sportsline's Jeff Goodman. UALR sophomore Chuck Guy is transferring. Here's Goodman's transfer list:
It's not a surprise. That's not because BTH has inside information. It just seems like there was going to be a minutes squish at his position next season. And there had been some occasional rumblings that this would happen last summer and again during the season.
No word where Guy might be headed. We’d guess he’s headed back home, somewhere near the Dallas Metroplex area. We have heard D2's are in the mix.
Guy was a heralded recruit out of Fort Worth, Texas, and had a very solid freshman season. He averaged 7.6 points while shooting 38 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range.
But with Solomon Bozeman’s graduation, it seemed a perfect fit for Guy to take over where Solo left off. Sometimes it happened (guy hit a late three-pointer vs. ULL to send a key game to overtime and had great finishing minutes vs. Troy). Other times it didn’t (He shot just 60 percent from the free throw line in Sun Belt games). His scoring went up but he had to take a lot more shots to do it. The inconsistency forced the staff to search for other options – ultimately then-freshman Ben Dillard.
Guy started 25 of 31 games as a sophomore and ranked second on the team by playing 954 minutes. He shot the same 38 percent from the field but dipped to 29 percent from the three-point line. And he shot it from out there a lot, leading the team in three-point attempts.
With Dillard shooting 43 percent from three-point range last season and incoming freshmen headed to campus with solid three-point percentages, it seemed likely that Guy might have to move to point guard to earn as many minutes as he played last year. Williams departs that position and two true freshmen are headed to campus as his potential replacement.
Guy’s departure puts UALR back at the NCAA allowed 13 scholarships for next season (they were one over with four departures and five incoming freshmen). No other UALR players are on the CBS list, but the staff has been looking at potential recruits for both the April and October signing periods.