ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Men’s basketball head coach Mark Schmidt announced on Thursday that shooting guard Chris Matthews will transfer to St. Bonaventure from Washington State University.
A 6-foot-4, 207-lb. guard, Matthews will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after he sits out the 2007-08 season per NCAA transfer guidelines.
Iowa freshman forward Tyler Smith has been granted his release from the university. He said that he wanted to transfer closer to his home in Pulaski, Tennessee, to be closer to his father, who suffers from lung cancer. Athletic director Gary Barta saw it coming. "I have had conversations with both Tyler and his father from the time we knew we would have a coaching change," said Barta. "Both expressed a sincere appreciation for Iowa, but also hinted toward a desire for Tyler to continue his career closer to home.” New coach Todd Lickliter supported the decision.
UCLA men’s basketball coach Ben Howland announced today that 6-foot-8-inch sophomore forward/center Ryan Wright will not be returning for next season. Wright, from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada will transfer to play his final years at another school.
Wright will leave UCLA after the spring semester and hasn’t made a decision as to where he will transfer.
Portland State men's basketball has added another transfer to its roster with the signing of former University of Hawai'i team member Dominic Waters.
Waters will transfer to Portland State for the 2007-08 year and redshirt as per NCAA rules. He will be eligible to play during the 2008-09 season and have junior eligibility.
"I may sound like a broken record, but once again I am excited about another local kid who has decided to come back to Portland and play for Portland State," said Viking Head Coach Ken Bone in reference to Waters and another transfer, Phil Nelson.
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State head men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury announced Monday that Bulldog basketball sophomores Reginald Delk, Richard Delk and Bernard Rimmer have decided to transfer following the spring semester.
"Reginald, Richard and Bernard are all good people from terrific families, and we wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavors," Stansbury said. "All three players are looking to play more minutes and want to play bigger roles than are currently available on this team."
Former University of Washington basketball player Phil Nelson will transfer to Portland State University and play basketball for the Vikings. Nelson, who was a freshman for the Huskies during the 2006-07 season, will transfer to PSU this fall. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he will redshirt in 2007-08.
"We're very excited about Phil's addition to our program," said Viking Coach Ken Bone. "One, because he is local kid who wants to be a part of the Portland State basketball program. And two, because he is a really outstanding athlete who can shoot it."