Eastern Michigan Picks Up Transfer Mike Samuels

Rob Murphy picked up yet another transfer. - Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles nabbed an Indiana State transfer who hasn't spent much time on the court.

Per ESPN's Jeff Goodman's transfer list, Eastern Michigan has picked up some needed size with the addition of Indiana State's Mike Samuels, a 6"11 junior who will be able to play immediately upon arrival in Ypsilanti.

The 290 pound center started out at Wabash Valley College and moved on to Indiana State where he did not see game action. While at Wabash in the 2011-2012 school year, Samuels averaged 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds a game in 26 total contests.

Samuels redshirted during the 2012-2013 season after a foot injury sidelined him for the year. He did not play one minute for the Sycamores in the past season as well after another foot surgery, his second.

Samuels has two years of eligibility remaining to put towards an Eagles squad that will be hurting from the loss of big man Da'Shonte Riley. If Samuels is to get playing time, he will have to perform well on the defensive end for a program that held opponents to the lowest shooting percentage in the nation last year at 36.9 percent.

The 22 year-old, who has seen very limited time on the court after high school, becomes the biggest player on the Eagles team. This could prove to be an asset for a team that really needs a big-man to fill minutes in 2014-2015.

Here are a couple highlights of Samuels in practice and comments from his former coach, ISU's Greg Lansing.

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