Fordham's crowded backcourt adds an incoming freshman, but loses an experienced upperclassman after Jeff Short announced intention to transfer from Rose Hill. (Photo courtesy of Fordham University)
Following a 7-24 season, Fordham's backcourt has undergone addition by subtraction.
Less than a week after the Rams received a verbal commitment from 6-1 Antwoine Anderson, a 6-1 combo guard from Bishop Kearney High School in the same upstate New York region that lured Mandell Thomas to Rose Hill last season, Fordham was dealt a minor blow when shooting guard Jeff Short decided to transfer, according to a tweet from SNY's Adam Zagoria earlier tonight.
A redshirt freshman coming off of two knee surgeries going into this past season, Short played in all but four of Fordham's 31 games, averaging 5.6 points per game and shooting 32 percent from three-point range. Short's high-energy style and willingness to carry the team when Branden Frazier battled slumps and foul trouble made him an integral part of the backcourt for Tom Pecora, however, his shot selection and tendency to do too much at once took away from his potential at times.
A Daly Dose Of Hoops will have more information on this subject as it becomes available, along with other news and notes from Fordham this offseason.