ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis men's basketball coach Travis Ford announced that Rashed Anthony (Orangeburg, S.C./Seton Hall) and Luis Santos (Bronx, N.Y./South Florida) will transfer to the Billikens.
Anthony, a 6-foot-9 center, graduated from Seton Hall and joins the Billikens as a graduate transfer, meaning he will be eligible immediately. Santos, a 6-foot-9 power forward, just wrapped up his sophomore season at South Florida and will sit out next year, per NCAA regulations. His junior campaign begins in 2018-19.
“We are excited to welcome Rashed and Luis to the Billiken basketball family,” Ford said. “Rashed fills an immediate need for our basketball team as an aggressive rebounder and defender. He has a solid touch 16 feet and in. Rashed will bring great leadership qualities to our team having been part of two NCAA Tournament teams in his career.
“Luis brings great experience and a very high skill level for a player of his size,” Ford said. “He is a low post player who can compete and bang with anybody. He also has the skill set to step outside and knock down the 10 to 15-foot jumper. The year he sits out will be beneficial to him as he gets into the best shape of his life and even expands his game.”
Anthony appeared in 87 games (6.1 minutes/game) in a reserve roll for Seton Hall. He helped the Pirates advance to the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons. Prior to attending Seton Hall, Anthony prepped at Flora Macdonald Academy in Red Springs, North Carolina, and played AAU ball for the South Carolina Elite.
Santos appeared in all 30 games (11 starts) last year at South Florida and averaged 6.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg. He was a 54.9 percent shooter from the field (73-133). Santos appeared in 15 games as a freshman. Prior to attending South Florida, the four-star prospect competed at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan., and St. Raymond High School in Bronx, N.Y.
Anthony and Santos join newcomers Hasahn French and Jordan Goodwin to the roster for next season.