OGDEN, Utah (BVM) – Less than two weeks after entering the NCAA Transfer Portal, former Marquette guard Koby McEwen is headed to Weber State University for his graduate transfer season.
— Koby McEwen (@TheTrueOne1_) April 7, 2021
The senior point guard was the Golden Eagles’ third-leading scorer in 2020-21 averaging 10.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and three assists per game. McEwen came to Marquette after a two-year stint at Utah State in which he earned Mountain West Freshman of the Year and led all Mountain West Conference freshmen with 14.9 points and 31.3 minutes. Born in Toronto, Ontario, McEwen starred at Wasatch Academy (UT) where he was listed as the 19th-best point guard in the nation and second-best player in the state by ESPN.
McEwen’s decision to enter the transfer portal came several hours after news broke that Shaka Smart would become Marquette’s next head coach. It was also just one day after McEwen took issue with Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard’s comments on the growing number of athletes in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
There’s numbers of reasons for transferring. In the real world if you’re extremely unhappy with your job you leave. But players are held to a different standard…coaches and staff can switch jobs like crazy and nobody says “what are we teaching these adults?” GTFOH https://t.co/j6mPR3Cr91
— Koby McEwen (@TheTrueOne1_) March 25, 2021
The graduate transfer joins a Weber State squad that finished the 2020-21 season at 17-6 and 12-3 in the Big Sky Conference before falling in the first round of the Big Sky tournament to No.6-seeded Montana.