Mississippi State center Schnider Herard to transfer

In News by Blake Lovell

Mississippi State center Schnider Herard is no longer with the team and will transfer from the program.

The school announced the news on Sunday via Twitter.

The 6-10 sophomore, who is a former Top 50 recruit, averaged 5.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last season in 18.6 minutes of action.

However, he played only eight minutes per contest this season and did not play in the team’s two recent games against Southern Miss and North Florida.

Mississippi State has compiled a 12-1 record and will open up SEC play against Arkansas on Tuesday.

Lovell’s Analysis

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise given Herard’s lack of playing time this season.

But it is a bit surprising that he failed to make a huge impact with the team. As mentioned, he was a highly-coveted recruit, and his size and strength certainly made it seem like he’d be a good fit with the Bulldogs.

With Abdul Ado joining the mix after sitting out last year, it made minutes harder to come by, and Herard wound up being the odd man out.

As long as he continues to develop his game on both sides of the court, he should be able to carve out a key role within another program due to his physical capabilities.

Blake Lovell is the founder of Southeast Hoops. He hosts the Marching to Madness podcast, which features interviews with coaches around the country. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, FanRag Sports, and many more.