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ASU Basketball: Forward Taeshon Cherry enters transfer portal

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It appeared to be coming

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 08 USC at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

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.