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Three DePaul freshmen set to transfer

After a 9-22 season, a few players have decided to depart from the university.

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According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, freshmen Oumar Barry, Develle Phillips and Frederick Scott will transfer from DePaul.

Each forward rarely saw the court in their first season. The 6-foot-10 Barry averaged 2.5 minutes in 12 games. Phillips, standing at 6-foot-9, averaged three minutes in 10 games.

Both players resided from the East Coast and were recruited by former head coach Oliver Purnell. Additionally, they played on the same AAU team.

Scott, who's 6-foot-7, averaged 2.3 minutes in nine games. After originally attending a high school in Virginia, he transferred to Simeon Career Academy in Chicago.

The former McDonald's All-American nominee posted 19.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game in the adidas Gauntlet Series in Dallas last spring, catching the current coaching staff's attention and eventually committing to the program.

6-foot-6 Myke Henry, who led the Blue Demons in scoring this season with 13.7 points per game, and 6-foot-7 Rashaun Stimage, who produced 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest, will both be graduating this summer.

Hence, following the loss of an abundance of frontcourt depth, head coach Dave Leitao and his staff must find players in spring recruiting to fill that void for the 2016-17 season.