VCU adds Oklahoma transfer, Joe Bamisile

The Rams grabbed their first transfer of the offseason, their first of the Ryan Odom era and one VCU fans will be familiar with, as Joe Bamisile announced his commitment to VCU through his instagram page. A VCU source confirmed the commitment to

Bamisile makes his way home to Richmond by way of the Oklahoma Sooners, but played at two schools prior, starting his career at Virginia Tech as a top-100 recruit out of high school before making his way to George Washington where he earned Third Team All-Conference honors while averaging 16 points per game under Jamion Christian.
Bamisile played high school ball at Monacan High in Chesterfield county before initially committing to Tech where he averaged just nine minutes per game his freshman season. He then transferred to GW where he had his best season so far, earning that all-conference selection in his career-best 31.3 minutes per contest. Bamisile posted and impressive 20.1 player efficiency rating that season and had 11 points, a block and two steals in his lone contest against VCU, an 84-57 blowout Rams home win.

The 6’4 guard/forward then transferred to Oklahoma following the firing of his former Head Coach, former VCU assistant, Jamion Christian. Bamisile averaged just 11.4 minutes per game under new Sooners Head Coach, Porter Moser (previously of Loyola Chicago fame) and played in just 21 games for the sooners.

Bamisile is a high-energy and extremely athletic player who had 12 20-point games during his one season in DC. His eligibility status for next season will be one huge question to monitor, having already used up his immediate eligibility from transferring previously.

Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for Ram Nation since 2007 with a focus on news, photos, and feature stories.