Arguably the biggest prize on the transfer market is 6-10 center Chase Jeter. Jeter is leaving Duke after two seasons and will be visiting the Mesa this weekend, sources tell AztecsHooopsNation.
Coming out of Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, Nevada) in 2015, Jeter was a consensus five-star player and a McDonald’s All-American. As a high school senior Jeter averaged 16.2 points and 10.6 rebounds en route to being named Nevada Player of the Year and leading Bishop Gorman to a Nevada Division I state title. Jeter chose Duke over big name schools like Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, and UCLA.
As a freshman Jeter played in all 32 games as a reserve center averaging 1.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game. In his sophomore year he played in only 16 games (starting six) due to a herniated disc in his back. He leaves Duke averaging 2.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Jeter would be an excellent pick up for San Diego State since he would address the biggest need for the Aztecs, a center that can play down low. Defensively he would be a presence as a shot blocker within the Aztecs defensive system. Offensively Jeter has potential, however he needs to improve his game and get stronger. Also he needs to get healthy. A redshirt year, which he has to take due to transfer rules, would allow him to work on his health, strength, and game.
As the crown jewel of the transfer market, and likely the top target for the Aztecs, getting Jeter would be a huge boost to the team. In two seasons Jeter could potentially slide into the starting role and be a star player at San Diego State. Getting Jeter will be tough since many big name schools will be after him. According to reports, besides San Diego State, Jeter is looking at Arizona, California, Gonzaga, Oregon, Southern California, UCLA, and Utah. He recently finished up a visit to California.