Northwestern men’s basketball guard and senior captain Anthony Gaines has entered the transfer portal, according to VerbalCommits on Twitter.

Gaines, who has captained the crew for the earlier two several years, arrived to Northwestern as Chris Collins’ lone recruit in the Class of 2017, picking NU above the likes of Butler, Dayton and Cincinnati. In his Northwestern tenure, Gaines averaged 3.9 details for every recreation as very well as 3.8 rebounds for each sport. Gaines under no circumstances seriously created the vital strides to turn into a top offensive threat at NU, but was commonly regarded as Northwestern’s greatest perimeter defender.

Gaines’ exit does not necessarily arrive as a surprise. Months in the past, prior to Miller Kopp saying his intentions to transfer, lots of Wildcat lovers pondered whether or not or not Gaines would opt to return for a fifth period. Some felt Gaines’ leaving could open the doorway for a participant with a bigger ceiling, such as very-touted recruit Patrick Baldwin Jr., to come to Northwestern on scholarship.

Searching forward, it will be appealing to see no matter whether Gaines’ departure marks the finish of Northwestern’s transfer exodus or is just the commencing. In and of by itself, Gaines’ decline leaves but one more gap to fill. Gaines was the to start with recruit to enroll at Northwestern immediately after it designed the 2017 NCAA Event, and his selection to transfer, together with that of Kopp, could signal that additional players approach to go away Evanston.