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Handlogten enters transfer portal following strong freshman campaign at Marshall

A key component to Marshall’s success in its recently completed basketball season is in the mix for a new home.

Micah Handlogten, the Herd’s 7-foot-1 center who enjoyed a strong season in his welcoming to college basketball, entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on Thursday.

Handlogten was named Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year after averaging 7.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. Only 10 players in Division I averaged more blocks than Handlogten, who ranked No. 16 nationally in rebounding average.

A native of Huntersville, N.C., Handlogten had 315 rebounds in his first season of college basketball, 109 of which came on the offensive end. He also made better than 66 percent of 154 field-goal attempts.

Handlogten started all 32 games for Marshall, which finished 24-8 and third in the SBC in its first season in the league. He played more than 25 minutes per game on average.

The Herd is sure to lose its all-time leading scorer in program history as wing Taevion Kinsey has no eligibility remaining.

Earlier this offseason, former Logan High School standout David Early, who did not finish this season at Marshall due to personal reasons, also announced his intention to enter the transfer portal.

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