Auburn grad will transfer schools after basketball season

Trevon Blassingame announced that he will leave Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Auburn High School alum Trevon Blassingame entered the transfer portal, as announced March 22 on his personal Twitter page. He cited specifically Coach Tobin Anderson departing to Iona as one of his driving factors to transfer out of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He posted this message on his Twitter: “Dear Fairleigh Dickinson University, First off I would like to thank Coach Tobin and the rest of the staff for giving me the opportunity to achieve one of my lifelong dreams of playing Division 1 basketball. Secondly, I want to express my gratitude for the incredible support and acceptance FDU has shown me during my time here. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent FDU on and off the basketball court. I am grateful for the university for providing me with the opportunity to develop my skills as a player and grow as a person. The memories and friendships I have made here will stay with me for a lifetime. With that being said, due to Coach Tobin’s departure, my family and I have decided that it is in my best interest to enter the transfer portal with three years of eligibility.”

Blassingame was part of the second-ever 16 seed — Fairleigh Dickinson University — to upset a number one seed in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on March 17. Blassingame didn’t register any minutes in the March Madness tournament, but played an average of 7.7 minutes a game this past season.

Over his first season, Blassingame averaged 2.0 points per game, and played in 24 of the Knights’ games this season, averaging 7.7 minutes a game. Blassingame’s best game of the 2022-23 season was on New Year’s Eve, when he scored 14 points and took down five rebounds en route to a win over Centenary University (N.J.).

Blassingame was a part of the historic Auburn High School state championship in 2022, the first ever in school history.