Cane Broome chooses Cincinnati after warm welcome

Northeast Conference Player of the Year Cane Broome has decided to transfer to Cincinnati.

"I felt like they welcomed me with open arms," Broome told ESPN. "The program is an elite program."

"I love the way the guys there work, and I want to be around people like that," he added. "Everyone has a chip on their shoulder, from Coach [Mick] Cronin to the players, and I've always had that from being small and overlooked."

The 6-foot sophomore guard averaged 23.1 points per game last season at Sacred Heart to rank eighth in Division I scoring.

Broome, of East Hartford, Connecticut, will sit out 2016-17 and have two seasons of eligibility to play for Cronin and the Bearcats. Broome also visited Creighton before choosing Cincinnati.

Cincinnati was 22-11 (12-6 American) last season and lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Saint Joseph's.