Multiple reports on Monday morning announced that Arizona State forward Taeshon Cherry has entered the transfer portal. Cherry missed most of the 2020-21 season due to personal reasons and did not play again after the Dec. 16 matchup against UTEP.
I’ve confirmed that Arizona State forward Taeshon Cherry has entered the transfer portal. Writing was kind of on the wall with this. Cherry missed more than half of last season, leaving team for personal reasons.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) March 15, 2021
Cherry came into the Sun Devil program as one of the highest-rated recruits to ever come to Tempe. That potential never truly showed on the court. In 62 career games, he only started 17 of those, averaging a little over five points per game.
The 6-foot-8 California-native showed a lot of effort but that didn’t appear in box scores. However, the plan for Cherry’s talent to evolve at ASU never came to fruition like many had hoped.
It’s likely Cherry will find a home at another Power Five school that’ll bet on his talent or at least use him in a three and defense type of role.
Coming out of high school, he had offers from other programs such as USC — once committed to the Trojans — Arizona, Gonzaga, Florida State, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA and more.