Sacred Heart guard Cane Broome will transfer to Cincinnati, he announced on Twitter.
Broome, the NEC player of the year this season, chose the Bearcats over Creighton. He averaged 23.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for Sacred Heart in his sophomore campaign.
“I like the toughness that the team has,” Broome said of Cincinnati. “They have a few big-time recruits but most of the guys were overlooked. Them playing like that and having chips on their shoulders, I wanted to get on board with them and fight for what they’re fighting for, championships.”
Broome will sit out next season as a transfer, but will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Bearcats.
“You can see that coach [Mick] Cronin is tough, but he makes them become better players,” Broome said. “He’s one of those coaches that cares about your life after, too. They want you to do well in school too and succeed. He’ll stand by his players. He loves them and they love him, and that’s important to me.”
The Bearcats advanced to the NCAA tournament this season before falling to Saint Joseph’s in the first round.