Dayton Flyers guard Dwayne Cohill announced Friday he has entered his name into the transfer portal.
Cohill, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, missed the 2020-21 season after suffering a torn ACL in October. He was the lone remaining player on the roster who saw action during the 29-2 season of 2019-20.
On Twitter, Cohill wrote, “For the past three years, I have had the ability to call the University of Dayton home. From being a kid with big dreams from Cleveland, you all accepted me with open arms. I will forever be grateful to call this place my home.
“To the great and wonderful fans of the Flyers, thank you for the love and commitment you have had to this program as well as myself. The energy and passion that you all have for your team is truly unmatched and unforgettable.
“The memories I have built and relationships I have with my teammates will never be forgotten. I am grateful for Coach Grant, Coach (Anthony Solomon) Slo, Coach (Ricardo) Greer and Coach (Darren) Hertz for everything that you guys have done for me. And to the rest of the support staff and athletic training staff, thank you for helping me through all the ups and downs.
“With that being said, after speaking with my family and close circle, I have decided to enter my name into the transfer portal. I am open to all options and ready to start my new journey.”
Cohill, who’s from Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, was the first recruit from Ohio to commit to Grant’s program. He announced his commitment in September 2017. He ranked 107th in the class of 2018, according to Rivals.com.
Cohill averaged 3.5 points in 15.4 minutes per game as a freshman, appearing in all 33 games. As a sophomore, he played in 30 of 31 games last season, averaging 2.6 points in 13.3 minutes per game. He will be a redshirt junior next season.
Cohill is the third player from the 2020-21 team to enter the transfer portal, following Luke Frazier and Rodney Chatman. As of late Friday afternoon, there were 1,387 players who had entered the portal, according to a list on VerbalCommits.com. The NCAA approved a rule this week allowing players to transfer one time without sitting out a season.
With Cohill’s departure, Dayton has one scholarship open for the 2021-22 season. Of the 12 players currently on the roster, half have never played for the Flyers: East Tennessee State transfer Richard Amaefule; Georgia transfer Toumani Camara; and freshmen DaRon Holmes, Malachi Smith, Kaleb Washington and Lynn Greer III.
The returning players are Elijah Weaver, Moulaye Sissoko, Zimi Nwokeji, Koby Brea, R.J. Blakney and Mustapha Amzil.