South Dakota State guard Baylor Scheierman will transfer to Creighton next season, he announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-6 guard chose the Bluejays over Arkansas, Clemson, Duke and Nebraska.
Scheierman, who was The Athletic's No. 3 available transfer, is the reigning Summit League Player of the Year after averaging 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game for the Jackrabbits. South Dakota State finished 30-5 last season, winning the conference before falling to Providence in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Scheierman led all players in that game in points, rebounds and assists.
What does Scheierman bring to Creighton?
Sam Vecenie, NBA draft senior writer: One of the best shooters in college basketball. Scheierman made 46 percent of his 169 3-point attempts last season, one of the top-10 marks in the country for any player to attempt at least 100 shots from distance.
But it goes beyond that. He’s 6-foot-6 and can legitimately run the offense through stretches for a team, as he was essentially the lead initiator for a top-20 offense in the country last season while averaging 4.5 assists per game.