Transfers are a fact of life in college hoops -- and on the high school hardcourt too. Transfers are impacting not only private high schools as many would suspect, but public high school programs as well. From today's Wisconsin State Journal:
WIAA associate director Deb Hauser told school representatives 12 of the 16 public schools that qualified for the state boys basketball tournament had players enrolled from other districts through the state's school-choice program. Ten of the 18 public schools in the WIAA state girls basketball had open-enrolled players.MU's Scott Christopherson is mentioned in the article. Christopherson switched from Melrose-Mindoro to La Crosse Aquinas midway through high school which raised a few eyebrows. MU target Evan Anderson is cited in this piece as well...he moved from one public school to another, which didn't attract the same level of scrutiny as Christopherson's move according to Hauser.
One team had five open-enrolled players among the 14 on its roster, according to Hauser......"The data is there to show that it may not be the non-public schools that have the movement, but our own public schools, too,'' she said.