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Sunday / July 14.
  • Memphis’ King, Powell, Indiana’s Robinson Transferring (UPDATED)

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    10464516Memphis sophomore point guard Pookie Powell and sophomore forward Nick King are transferring.

    “Nick and Pookie both are fine young men and in good academic standing at the University,” said head coach John Pastner. “We support both players and wish them all the best.”

    Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com first reported the news.

    The 6-foot-1 Powell (pictured) averaged 4.1 points and 2.7 assists this season, while the 6-7 King averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds.

    Both will have to sit a year per NCAA transfer regulations unless they obtain a waiver.

    Memphis previously lost sophomore forward Kuran Iverson, who transferred to Rhode Island and has applied for a waiver to play immediately next season.

     

    INDIANA’S ROBINSON TRANSFERRING

    4_1050837Indiana sophomore shooting guard Stanford Robinson is also transferring.

    The 6-4 Robinson averaged 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds this season.

    “I respect Stan’s desire to contribute more on the court and understand that the opportunity to play closer to your family is something he would like to have happen,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “I think he has grown a great deal and matured in the two years he has been a part of the program and I hope he takes his experiences at Indiana University to remind him of what he can accomplish not only as a basketball player, but as a human being.”

    Robinson initially chose Indiana over Maryland, Texas and Villanova.

    “I am grateful to Coach Crean, the assistant coaches and staff and my teammates for helping me become a better man,” said Robinson. “I hope to find something that is closer to family and where I can have more of an impact on the court. I’ve loved everything about being at IU and am thankful for the support of Hoosier Nation.”

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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