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Baylor Lands Talented Transfer MaCio Teague

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The former UNC-Asheville guard chose Baylor over several others, including Louisville, and will sit for a year with two to play after that.

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Scott Drew’s never-ending quest to field a team comprised solely of transfer guards took another step forward today when UNC-Asheville’s MaCio Teague announced that he’s now a Baylor Bear. Here’s his tweet:

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Teague was a member of the 2016 recruiting class and played this year at UNC-A as a true sophomore, meaning he will be able to redshirt this coming season (his transfer year to sit out, anyway) and have two remaining to play for Baylor beginning in 2019-2020. Teague averaged 16.7 points per game for the ... Bulldogs, I think? in 2017-2018 in part due to shooting a particularly impressive 42.5% from 3. He was apparently being recruited by the likes of Louisville (which had him as a key target), Virginia, and Xavier, among others.

Getting a guy like Teague to come on board for the Bears will be huge down the road. King McClure will be a senior this coming season, when Teague sits out, as will Jake Lindsey. With both of them gone in 2019-2020, Baylor needed another solid guard (specifically a 2) to play alongside Davion Mitchell (a pure PG) and Mario Kegler (more of a 3). Teague is pretty much perfect for that role. With Tyson Jolly transferring out, bringing in a guy like Teague also balances out the scholarship situation a bit, too.