Another piece to the Knights’ men’s basketball team is leaving the puzzle.
According to Jon Rothstein, wing Brandon Mahan will transfer from UCF with one year of eligibility remaining.
UCF's Brandon Mahan tells me that he will transfer. Averaged 12.3 PPG and 5.0 RPG last season.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 8, 2021
Mahan played the last two seasons in black and gold after one season in the SEC at Texas A&M.
Mahan averaged 12.3 points per game (second behind Darius Perry) and his five rebounds per game led the team.
Mahan joins teammates Collin Smith and Moses Bol in the transfer portal. Isaiah Adams and C.J. Walker have also possibly played their last game as a Knight after the pair declared for the NBA Draft earlier this spring while maintaining their NCAA eligibility.
Mahan started off the season hot, scoring double figures in the first five games of the season and three 20+ point performances. His highlight of the season saw him drop a career-high 32 points in a road win against eventual Sweet 16 participant Florida State.
However, as the season progressed, Mahan struggled to retain that rhythm and eventually fell out of the starting lineup during the AAC Tournament.
With the departure of Mahan, the team continues to evolve and will look even more different next season than they had this season.