We caught up with Elijah Burns who surprised plenty of people when he announced he was transferring from Notre Dame to return home to the Capital Region and Siena.

With another year and a half of eligibility, Burns is a huge get for a Saints program finding a new identity under head coach Jamion Christian. At 6'9", Burns brings an athletic presence to the front court with his immediate impact as a defender and rebounder.

Even more of a plus to the addition of Burns is that the La Salle Institute and Blair Academy product is eligible to play later this month, immediately after fall semester finals in South Bend. In our interview with the Troy native, he tells us just how soon we'll see him in the Green & Gold and what stands in the way of him getting into games before next season, his grad transfer year.