Men’s Basketball: Grier to choose between Colorado and Bradley, sources say

Rolando Rosa

Omari Grier. Photo courtesy of FAU Athletics

UPDATE: According to the Journal Star, Grier has orally committed to Bradley.

The fearless freshman will soon decide on his new home.

One thing is certain: it’ll be in the Midwest.

A source close to the situation told the UP former FAU guard Omari Grier, who indicated April 6 on his Facebook account that he was transferring, will more than likely make a decision by early next week.

“I am understanding that he is real close with signing with one of two schools right now — either Colorado or Bradley,” the source said.

Colorado did something last season that FAU was expected to do but fell short of — make the NCAA Tournament. The No. 11 seeded Buffaloes from the PAC-12 upset No. 6 seeded University Nevada Las Vegas before falling to Baylor in the second round in March Madness.

Bradley (located in Peoria, Ill.), meanwhile, struggled to a 7-25 record, losing 21 of its final 23 games, the final one in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to Drake. The Braves averaged 61.1 points per game, 303rd out of 345 Division 1 teams.

Grier averaged 6.3 points in 14.2 minutes last season, but was third on the team in 3-pointers made (40), trailing  juniors Greg Gantt (60) and Ray Taylor (41), who each played 13 more minutes per game.

When asked if the direction of the program and lack of playing time were factors for Grier leaving FAU, the source would only say “I think the people like yourself, who know and understand basketball, will immediately come up with three or four reasons as to why a change was necessary.”