Virginia adds transfers Elijah Saunders, TJ Power

League: NCAA Basketball

Posted on: 07 May, 2024 at 01:29 AM

Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia secured a pair of pieces out of the transfer portal on Monday, with San Diego State forward Elijah Saunders and Duke forward TJ Power announcing their commitment to the Cavaliers.

Saunders started 21 of his 37 games for San Diego State last season in his sophomore campaign. He averaged 6.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in just 20.2 minutes per game.

Over 53 games (21 starts) in two seasons with the Aztecs, the 6-foot-8 Saunders had career averages of 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds.

Power, meanwhile, was a top recruit as a high schooler in the Class of 2023 but played sparingly as a freshman at Duke. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 2.1 points and 0.7 rebounds per game, playing just 7.0 minutes per contest over 26 appearances off the bench.

Saunders and Power join guard Jalen Warley in Virginia's incoming transfer class. Warley, like Power, joins Virginia from an ACC rival: He averaged 6.0 points, 2.9 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals across 96 games (58 starts) in three years at Florida State. He put up a career-best 7.5 points per game last season.

--Field Level Media