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St. Peter’s tourney star Doug Edert transfers to Bryant

Mar 27, 2022; Philadelphia, PA, USA; St. Peters Peacocks guard Doug Edert (25) controls the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels guard R.J. Davis (4) defends during the first half in the finals of the East regional of the men's college basketball NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Leff-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mitchell Leff-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Edert, one of the stars of Saint Peter’s improbable run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, is transferring to Bryant.

Edert, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 9.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest in 33 games. He also shot 88.7 percent from the foul line.

He scored 20 points in the Peacocks’ stunning 85-79 overtime win against Kentucky in the first round of the tournament in the East Region, followed by 13 against Murray State in the second round and 10 against Purdue in the Sweet 16.

North Carolina held him to just two points in the Elite Eight game.

Bryant won the Northeast Conference and lost to Wright State 93-82 in the First Four — the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The school, in Smithfield, R.I., is moving to the America East conference in July.

Edert’s transfer comes after coach Shaheen Holloway accepted the job as head coach of Seton Hall. At least four teammates — guards Daryl Banks and Matthew Lee and forwards Hassan Drame and Fousseyni Drame — are in the transfer portal.

–Field Level Media