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Wes Miller Has Remade Cincinnati into UNC-Clifton and I’m OK With It

Cincinnati Bearcats Roster Reloaded

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 19 UCF at Cincinnati Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Wes Miller Has Remade Cincinnati into UNC-Clifton and I’m OK With It

By Clayton Trutor

Cincinnati Bearcats head basketball coach Wes Miller has done some work in the last couple of weeks.

In the fortnight since he became the Bearcats’ head coach, the youthful Miller has rebuilt the Cincinnati roster around talent that has followed him from the Southern Conference.

Miller has lined up a trio of transfers from his previous place of employment, UNC-Greensboro.

This is a battle tested bunch that learned how to win under Miller.

The most recent transfer is A.J. McGinnis, a sophomore guard who is a gunner in the making. In limited time for the Spartans, the 6’3 Alabaman demonstrated himself to be a consisted threat from beyond the arc.

Earlier in the week, Cincinnati snagged graduate student Hayden Koval, who is a Mark Eaton in the making—a 7’1 shot blocking menance in the middle. Koval averaged 7 points and nearly 4 rebounds per game as a regular contributor for the Spartans.

The most intriguing of the three UNC-Greensboro players recently added to the Cincinnati roster might be 6’8 sophomore Jarrett Hensley, who is a long and lean power forward. Hensley has that Reggie Lewis-type explosive first step and plays a decidedly offensive-minded game. The Meriam, Kansas native was the first Rivals Top 150 player to sign with the Spartans.

The best part of all these transfers is how young they are—they will be the building blocks of the Bearcats’ success in the coming seasons.

Thanks for your support for Down the Drive and looking forward to following this exciting team next season.