Travis Hester, Simeon Dennis Transferring from Saint Peter’s

Saint Peter’s sophomore Travis Hester and junior Simeon Dennis, will be transferring from the program this off-season, the university confirmed on Thursday.

Hester, a 6’4” guard from Harcum College in Pennsylvania, appeared in 20 games in his lone year for the Peacocks. A 3-point shooting specialist, Hester knocked down 41% of his shots from beyond the arc in 2014-15 after sinking 83 long balls in the previous year at Harcum.

Most notably, Hester enjoyed a stretch of four games over late November and early December where he shot 14-24 from 3-point range while averaging 18 mpg. However, his production fell off as playing time dwindled, appearing in 13 more games after that stretch, but averaged just five minutes per game. He will have two more years of eligibility remaining.

Dennis, a 6’3” guard also transferred into Jersey City prior to last season. The Atlanta native played sparingly, appearing in just six games for John Dunne’s squad averaging less than a point per game while averaging just over three minutes of play in those appearances.

However, the transfer from Northern Oklahoma Community College did enjoy success in high school, serving as team captain for his final two years and averaging a county-leading 20.0 ppg in his senior campaign. Dennis will have one more year of eligibility remaining.

Saint Peter’s loses six seniors to graduation from a team that won 16 games and reached the MAAC tournament semifinals, falling to eventual tournament champion Manhattan 65-48.

Vincent Simone covers Quinnipiac, the MAAC, and Hofstra, among others for Big Apple Buckets. You can follow him on Twitter @VTSimone.

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