Colorado State Basketball Adds a Fourth Transfer for 2014

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

With a strong transfer class from 2013 to become eligible in 2014, the Colorado State Rams add transfer Bubu Palo to add depth to their roster for the upcoming season.

Colorado State's basketball team has added more depth to the roster for the 2014-2015 season. With two scholarships available, head coach Larry Eustachy has grabbed a player from one of his old schools as Bubu Palo, a senior point guard from Iowa State, will be joining the Rams roster for the upcoming season. In three seasons with the Cyclones, Palo averaged 3.4 points per game while playing 13.6 minutes per game, splitting time as a starter and coming off the bench. Palo didn't play last season due to ineligibility issues because of an off the court issue involving a sexual abuse case. The case was later dropped due to inaccuracies within the victim's case. For Palo, there is a roadblock in his transfer to Colorado State. Because he was a redshirt senior at Iowa State, Palo has to appeal to the NCAA for an extra year of eligibility.

However, it is believed that because he sat out his redshirt season, as well as last season after being dismissed from the team, Palo will most likely will be granted an extra year of eligibility. If eligibility is granted by the NCAA, Palo will be able to play right away for the Rams this upcoming season because he graduated from Iowa State in May, which allows him to play for a new school in order to pursue his Masters degree.

Assuming that Palo becomes eligible to play for the Rams this season, he provides depth at the guard position. Though he is a point guard, Palo can play either guard position and will help extend the court for the Rams' offense. With the loss of David Cohn, the sophomore guard who is transferring to William and Mary, and Dwight Smith, the senior guard who is transferring to Northern Colorado, Palo will join junior Joe De Ciman by coming off the bench to sub in for senior guards Jonathan Octeus and Daniel Bejarano.

Palo joins a large class of incoming transfers that hope to turn the Rams' program around. Joining Palo will be senior forward Stanton Kidd from North Carolina Central, junior forward Dantiel Daniels from Southern Illinois, and sophomore guard John Gillon from Arkansas-Little Rock. While Rams fans should be excited about the addition of Palo to the roster, he comes in mostly as a depth guy. With four of their top five leading scorers coming back next season, Palo most likely will be a guy who comes in to play a few minutes here and there while Octeus and Bejerano get a breather.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker