Dayton Flyers recruiting update: What transfers are they pursuing?

Dayton coaches celebrate after a basket against George Mason on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va. David Jablonski/Staff

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Dayton coaches celebrate after a basket against George Mason on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va. David Jablonski/Staff

UD has two scholarship open

College basketball recruiting has continued — even with coaches and players stuck at home across the country — during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Dayton Flyers, who have two scholarships open for the 2020-21 season, have been linked to several transfers this spring. Here's a quick update:

Alan Griffin: The Illinois transfer is considering Dayton along with Miami, Arizona, Marquette, Iowa State, Texas, Syracuse and Duke, according to a report Friday by Jeff Goodman. A 6-foot-5 forward from Ossining, N.Y., where Obi Toppin attended high school, Griffin averaged 8.9 points last season as a sophomore. He's the son of Adrian Griffin, a former NBA player who coached on Billy Donovan's staff with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2016-17 when Dayton head coach Anthony Grant was there.

Alex O'Connell: The 6-5 Duke transfer is listed as the fourth-best guard in the transfer portal by Corey Evans, of Rivals.com. A number of schools are involved with him, according to Evans, including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indiana and Xavier. He averaged 5.2 points last season as a junior. He has one season of eligibility remaining.

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Dimencio Vaughn: The Rider transfer, a 6-5 guard, averaged 14.8 points last season. He's a graduate transfer who can play right away. According to a report by Evans, he has heard from Illinois, Georgia, UConn, Dayton and UMass,

Landers Nolley II: According to a report by Jake Weingarten, of Stockrisers.com, Dayton has been among the teams to reach out to the Virginia Tech transfer. Nolley, a 6-7 forward, was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference freshman team. He averaged 15.5 points.

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