Eagles add UAB transfer to 2020-21 roster

Zack Bryant will play for the Georgia Southern men’s basketball team next season, announced by Head Coach Mark Byington on Monday.

Elijah Jackson

Georgia Southern men’s basketball coach Mark Byington announced on Monday that junior guard Zack Bryant will transfer to the program.

Bryant is a transfer from UAB who only played three contests in the 2019-2020 season. He will be a junior in terms of eligibility and will be able to play next season..  

“Zack is an extremely talented guard, and we are excited to have him in our program,” said Byington. “He can dominate the game with his athletic ability, his scoring ability and breaking down defenses to find others.”

Byington also said that Bryant is looking for a fresh start that is closer to his home.

UAB announced on Nov. 18 that Bryant was dismissed from the UAB men’s basketball team for conduct detrimental to the team.

Before being dismissed by UAB, Bryant was averaging 11.0 points, 2.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from 3-point range. 

He averaged 14.1 points, 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 70 contests in his two previous seasons with the Blazers. 

His best game for the Blazers was against Canisius College where he had 26 points, seven steals, four assists and five rebounds off the bench, while also shooting 64 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range over the course of a season-high 37 minutes. 

Bryant was a part of the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in the 2017-2018 season and the All-Conference USA Third Team in the 2018-2019 season. 

His junior year, he broke Memphis Grizzlies guard and former Duke star Grayson Allen’s single season record at Providence High School with 634 points.

He will look to bring a scoring presence to the Eagles next season.

Elijah Jackson, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]