By Kevin Sweeney
A knockdown three-point shooter has just hit the graduate transfer market.
Canisius shooting guard Kassius Robertson will graduate and transfer, per verbalcommits.com. The 6’3″ Robertson averaged 16.1 points per game and shot 41% from 3-point range this season for the Golden Griffins, who finished 7th in the MAAC this season.
Robertson, a native of Ontario, Canada, redshirted his first season at Canisius before playing 3 seasons for the Griffs. He was a member of the MAAC All-Rookie Team in the 2014-15 season and was selected to the All-MAAC 2nd team this season. Originally recruited to play under Jim Baron, Robertson flourished last season in the wide-open offense Reggie Weatherspoon installed upon taking over the Canisius program before the 2016-17 season.
However, in the Griffs’ MAAC Quarterfinal game against St. Peter’s, Robertson was benched for much of the second half by Weatherspoon for an apparent lack of effort. Robertson scored just 2 points in the game. It’s unclear if that event has anything to do with his decision to transfer.
Robertson will likely have a long list of suitors as he looks for a school where he can play out his final year of eligibility. If Robertson wants to take a decreased role in the offense as a shooter off the bench/6th man, he will likely draw interest from power conference programs and top mid-majors. If he wants to play a bigger role, it’s possible that Robertson could move to another team from a one-bid league, hoping to be the piece that puts them over the top in their search for an NCAA Tournament berth.