It was reported yesterday that senior DePaul forwards Devin Hill and Eric Wallace were granted releases before their final season with the Blue Demons.
Today multiple sources are confirming that 6-9 bench contributor Hill will transfer to Loyola.
Hill will sit out the 2011-2012 season, but may retain two years of eligibility when he starts the following season -- he played in only five games last season due to a foot injury. If the NCAA grants Hill a medical redshirt for last season, the Ramblers will get two seasons out of him.
What's more, a likely Cully Payne (ex-Iowa PG, starting in 2012-2013) and Devin Hill showing that will take the court for the Ramblers in Porter Moser's second season should quickly transform Loyola into a competitive big-name team. Payne and Hill will swiftly upgrade the positions of will-be seniors Courtney Stanley and Walt Gibler.
Moser seems to be having his way with high-major transfers, and it will pay dividends in two seasons.
Hill's size (6-9, 210 lbs.) will be a welcome addition to the Ramblers frontcourt. His 90.8 offensive rating (his highest in two and a partial seasons) leaves some to be desired, but will improve along with his rebound percentages (2.7 off. and 15.5 def.) outside of the Big East.
Similarly, when sixth-man forward Paul Carter transferred to UIC from the Big Ten last season he saw both his offensive and defensive rebounding percentages increase.