Villanova junior forward Cole Swider announced via twitter that he will submit his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal.
I would like to thank Coach Wright for giving me the opportunity to play for such a great University, to all my teammates and coaches for the bonds and memories that we made over my 3 years. With that being said I will be entering the Transfer Portal. THANK YOU VILLANOVA.— Cole Swider (@coleswider21) March 31, 2021
A supportive Jay Wright, via a statement from the program noted, “Throughout his time with us, Cole has done everything in his power to become the best Villanova Basketball player he can be. He’s been a great representative of our University and we will work with him as he navigates this process.”
The Rhode Island native averaged 5.7 points, 2.8 boards, and just over one assist during the COVID 2020-21 season. Swider averaged just under 19 minutes this season as he shot 42.6% from the field, including 40.2% from distance.
Throughout his three-year career at ‘Nova the 6’9” Swider played in 77 games- starting 16 of them.
He will leave the Main Line with 403 career points, 186 rebounds, and 57 assists.