Longtime Eastern Kentucky University guard, Dujuanta "Tay" Weaver will not be in a maroon uniform next season, EKU men's basketball coach A.W. Hamilton confirmed Monday.

Weaver, who averaged almost 30 minutes a game for the Colonels last season and hit a team-best 85 three-pointers, will likely sign with St. Louis University.

He has one year of eligibility left and will be able to play immediately for the Billikens.

The 5-foot-10 guard from Louisville graduated from EKU on May 11 and entered the graduate transfer portal in April, Hamilton said.

"We've known since the spring that he was going to transfer. I obviously wish him the best and I was really proud of what he did for us last season," Hamilton said. "We are definitely going to miss him. He is a great young man and was a terrific player for us. I'm so proud of him and on top of that he graduated and that is a great accomplishment."

Weaver won't have to look too far to find an EKU connection at SLU. The Billikens are coached by former EKU coach Travis Ford.

Ford coached the Colonels from 2000-2005.

In Weaver's years of playing college basketball, the guard played for three different EKU coaches.

Last season, the guard started 28 of 30 games and averaged 10.2 points per game.

He shot 36.2 percent from the field in 2018-19, partly due to the fact Weaver was the Colonels main threat from outside, hitting almost eight three pointers per game. Of his 279 field-goal attempts last season, 237 were three-pointers, and he made 36 percent beyond the arc.

During his three seasons with the Colonels, 80 percent of Weaver's shot attempts were three pointers.

Weaver matched his season-high 18 points last season on three different occasions -- first against Duqusne on Dec. 22, then UT Martin on Jan. 17 and Eastern Illinois on Jan. 31.

He was the leading scorer in four games last season for the Colonels and was the team's third-leading scorer.

In addition to his shooting, Weaver also snatched 37 steals for EKU.

As a freshman, the guard played in 16 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the OVC opener at Austin Peay on Jan. 2.

After redshirting his sophomore season to heal, Weaver suffered another knee injury during the Colonel's exhibition game against Georgetown College on Nov. 3 and missed the first seven games of the season. However, he returned against Jacksonville on Dec. 2 and in his first regular-season game in nearly 23 months, knocked down a huge three-pointer in overtime to swing the momentum and lead EKU to a thrilling 70-65 win.

Before signing with the Colonels, Weaver was a second-team all-state selection and the Courier-Journal and the 6th Region Player of the Year. The guard hit 60 three-pointers and averaged 16.9 points per game while leading Doss High School to quarterfinals of the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen.

"We will miss Tay, but I know he will do great things in Saint Louis," Hamilton said of the guard.

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