Ex-DePaul forward Devin Hill transferring to Loyola

Devin Hill with a hook shot

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.

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  • I like what Moser is doing...so far. His 2 transfers are from MAJOR programs (Big East, Big 12). Whitesell only had 1 in his entire career, and that was "head case" Justin Cerasoli who transferred twice in high school AND twice in college. All of Whitesell's other transfers were JUCO or D-II players.

    Now if Moser can get a good crop of recruits to join them when they become eligible in 2012-2013, we could be looking pretty good.

    GO RAMBLERS!!

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