Doug Edert has transferred from Saint Peter's to Bryant as part of the ongoing exodus following the NCAA Tournament.

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Despite being seeded 15th in the NCAA Tournament, Saint Peter's became the biggest Cinderella story in the history of the tournament, advancing to the Elite Eight as a result of their remarkable run.

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The exodus has begun as the Peacocks' coaching search enters its second week.

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Five players of the rotation have signed up for the NCAA transfer portal, with sharpshooting guard Doug Edert becoming the first to do so, committing to defending Northeast Conference champion Bryant on a Saturday visit.

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Saint Peter's had an opportunity for a seamless transition following coach Shaheen Holloway's return to Seton Hall - a move that was widely expected.

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However, the logical step of upgrading top assistant Ryan Whalen (whom Holloway lauded as a "coach in waiting" last month and who had the players' full support) has not occurred, as Saint Peter's brass chose instead to conduct a nationwide search.

As a result, Edert has left Saint Peter's, but fellow guards Daryl Banks and Matthew Lee, as well as forwards Hassan and Fousseyni Drame, remain on the NCAA transfer list. Meanwhile, Whalen continues to serve in an interim role at Saint Peter's as the search continues.

On March 31, the day he was announced as Seton Hall's head coach, Holloway stated unequivocally that he believed the Peacocks' core could be retained — and that he would not be bringing any of his former players to South Orange.

"I have to ensure that we handle this properly," Holloway stated. "That group has to keep together because I believe they still have some history to write."

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