SEC Basketball Takes Another Hit, Florida Forward to Transfer

Kurt WirthCorrespondent IApril 17, 2009

Tyus to transfer

Tyus to transfer

More suprising news in the SEC, this time from the Gators. Sophomore Alex Tyus, who ranked second on the team this past season in scoring (12.5 ppg) and first in rebounding (6.2 rpg), is transferring out of the program for unknown reasons.

This is, quite obviously, a massive loss for the Gators, coupled with the chance of star guard Nick Calathes’ jump to the NBA.

With just this loss alone, Florida likely ruins their chances at being ranked in the preseason next year, and will need to quickly find some depth under the basket.

In other rumors, apparently Malcolm White—one of the two starters to transfer out of Ole Miss—is wanting to play for LSU next season. However, word is that Kennedy would not release him to do so.