Former Quinnipiac big man Kevin Marfo to join Texas A&M


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Bryan Schwartz

Kevin Marfo will be joining the Texas A&M Aggies as a grad-transfer for his final year of eligibility.

He announced it on Twitter with All Facts Media.

“I think it will be a great opportunity for me to develop as a young man and develop as a basketball player,” Marfo said in his reveal with All Facts Media.

He will be joining a Texas A&M team coached by Buzz Williams who will be in his second season in College Station.

“His resume speaks for itself,” Marfo said. “The way he carries himself speaks for itself. There’s so much good things I hear about him. He’s my type of guy.”

The former Quinnipiac big man announced he was entering the NCAA’s transfer portal Mar. 14.

Marfo was the nation’s leading rebounder in 2019-2020, averaging 13.3 boards per game. He was named to the all-MAAC second team in his final season with the Bobcats.

The Bergenfield, New Jersey-native joined Quinnipiac following his freshman season at George Washington. After sitting out his sophomore year, Marfo developed into a solid frontcourt piece for Quinnipiac, averaging 5.4 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest in his red-shirt sophomore season.

Marfo became a rebound-wizard in his red-shirt junior season in the blue and gold. The next highest rebounding total in the nation was Notre Dame’s John Mooney who had 12.7 boards per game (0.7 less than Marfo). He also led the nation in rebound percentage (26.7). The next highest was 3.3 less (Auburn’s Austin Wiley).

His final five schools were Penn State, Minnesota, Texas A&M and St. John’s, as reported by Aaron Robinson and Andrew Robinson of All Facts Media.

As far as replacing Marfo goes, Baker Dunleavy has some big shoes to fill with his big man gone. Seth Pinkney will most likely step in to the lead role at center in his sophomore season. Jamil Riggins, who sat out his freshman year could be an option. Dunleavy also has room to add transfer players of his own.