When sharp-shooting New York native Brian Bernardi announced last month his intentions to transfer from Southern Methodist, George Washington was the first school to call him.
But after time sorting through schools, Bernardi has officially trimmed his list to two schools--Hofstra and Fairfield--and will choose between the two in the coming weeks, Comcast SportsNet has learned.
According to a source Bernardi liked what George Washington had to offer, but the staff withdrew its interest later on in the process. He visited the two remaining schools over the holiday weekend.
Bernardi, a rising sophomore, averaged 3.5 points in 11.5 minutes per game this past season, but shot an impressive 23-of-55 (42%) from three-point range in his limited time on the floor.
A major influx of talent to SMU would likely have continued to limit his minutes, spurring the transfer.
The team that lands Bernardi will get a solid spot-up shooter who should also be able to create more off the dribble at the mid-major level. He will have three years of eligibility remaining at the school he decides to attend.