Villanova guard Tony Chennault is transferring. Again.
The Philadelphia native played his first two seasons at Wake Forest before transferring to Villanova prior to the 2012-13 academic year.
“We are going to miss Tony,” said Villanova head coach Jay Wright. “He was a major part of our run to the NCAA Tournament last season. We respect Tony’s decision and he will always be a part of the Nova Nation.”
Chennault appeared in all 34 games Villanova played in 2012-13 as a reserve after receiving a hardship waiver from the NCAA. He averaged 3.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 18.5 minutes per game. The product of Neumann-Goretti High School scored a season-high 11 points at Monmouth on Dec. 22 and added 10 points and four rebounds in a February victory at DePaul.
Chennault plans to complete the spring academic semester at Villanova.
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