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VCU lands transfer small forward Isaac Vann

Will Wade

Virginia Commonwealth head coach Will Wade talks with the media during a practice for a first-round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


Thursday evening VCU head coach Will Wade landed a commitment from one of the top transfers on the board, as former Maine small forward Isaac Vann made his pledge to the Atlantic 10 program. Vann, who was one of the top freshmen in America East last season, will have three years of eligibility remaining after he sits out the 2016-17 campaign.

News of Vann’s commitment was first reported by

The 6-foot-6 Vann had a very productive freshman season at Maine, as he averaged 16.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest for the Black Bears. Vann, who also averaged 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 28.3 minutes per game, shot 45.7 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from beyond the arc. He was one of two unanimous All-Rookie Team selections, with Albany’s Joe Cremo (America East Rookie of the Year) being the other.

With a season to get acclimated to Wade’s system, Vann can be a quality addition for the Rams moving forward.

Amongst its wing options entering the 2016-17 season VCU has just one senior, with that player being Jordan Burgess. The Rams will also add freshmen De’Riante Jenkins and Marquell Fraser this summer, giving them the depth they need moving forward. Vann’s decision to transfer to VCU came less than a week after he took his visit.