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Vandal hoops adds San Diego transfer

The University of Idaho has found its replacement for Sekou Wiggs' spot on the roster. The school announced on Monday that Chris Sarbaugh will transfer to Idaho from the University of San Diego as a graduate transfer. 


Sarbaugh, a Gonzaga Prep graduate in 2011, is a 6-foot-3 guard who started eight games last season while averaging 3.2 points per game. Sarbaugh graduated from USD with a degree in business. He will be eligible to play at Idaho immediately if he enrolls in a graduate program that isn't offered at USD, per NCAA rules. 

“Chris is a dynamic player who has a great feel for the game of basketball,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said. “He also has a knack for penetrating and making plays for his teammates.”

Sarbaugh will join a backcourt competition with returning sophomore Victor Sanders and junior Perrion Callandret vying for playing time at shooting guard. 

He played in 34 games his first season with the Toreros, all off the bench, averaging 2.6 points per game. 

Sarbaugh walked onto Gonzaga out of high school before heading to North Idaho College for the 2012-13 season in search of regular playing time. He signed with the Toreros in 2013 and spent two seasons with the West Coast Conference program. 

He returns to the Inland Northwest where he won the state championship as a Bullpup in 2011. Sarbaugh nearly averaged a triple-double in the Washington class 4A state championship game that season with 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a 61-41 victory over Curtis while being named the tournament MVP. 


Sean Kramer
Sean Kramer is a freelance correspondent who covers the University of Idaho football team and men's basketball team.

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