Wednesday morning at 11:12 a.m. CT, Anthony Gaines announced that he would next be headed to Siena to continue his collegiate basketball career. Gaines is a native of Kingston, New York, and this transfer marks a return to his home state as he will now play for the reigning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season champions.
The 6-foot-4 redshirt senior guard had an up-and-down career throughout his five years in Evanston. After averaging 18.7 minutes per game as a freshman in the 2018 season, he saw his playing time boosted up toward 26 minutes per game as a sophomore while also starting nearly half of Northwestern’s 32 games in 2019. He then started his first 10 games as a junior before suffering a shoulder injury against Michigan State that sidelined him for the remainder of the season. As a senior in 2020-21, Gaines only started in five out of 24 total games, leading to the announcement that he had entered the transfer portal back on April 5.
Northwestern’s Miller Kopp is still currently in the transfer portal and has not yet announced a commitment to where he will be playing next year, while earlier this week the ‘Cats added Fairleigh Dickinson’s Elyjah Williams — an Evanston native.