Long Beach State officially will announce the departure of up to five basketball players from last season's roster with eligibility remaining, including a couple of starters. For some, this will be shocking. Two of the players, Keala King and Tony Freeland, were transfers who helped the team win the Big West regular-season title. But reports of possible departures, and not via JetBlue, have been rife since the 49ers exited the Big West tournament in free fall. Unconfirmed reports have littered the Internet like cat videos on YouTube.
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