Found March 28, 2012 on
Transfer List Emerges as Coaches Salaries Shed Light on NCAA Tournament
With only days remaining before the Final Four tips off in the big easy, USA Today looked back at all 68 schools in this years tournament and compiled a list of how much each coach makes. For all you aspiring college basketball coaches, this is just more incentive to keep working towards your dream.
For those that did not make it to the last weekend in college basketball, rumors have already begun to swirl about future transfers and commitments for next season as the April 12th late signing date is rapidly approaching.
Coleman and Oriakhi were teammates in high school and could look to reunite. photo credit: a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
Jeff Goodman of CBSSports came out with a list of 200 transfers in Division I and it is highlighted but a handful of players from power six schools. One of the more surprising transfers came out from under the woodworks when Goodman tweeted that Gerard Coleman from Providence would transfer. Coleman was a top 50 player in the 2010 class and was former teammates at the Tilton School (N.H.) with former Connecticut player Alex Oriakhi, who has been released from his scholarship and will look to transfer as well.
Transfers must sit out a year, unless noted otherwise, (Oriakhi would be allowed to play next season if UConn is not eligible for the NCAA Tournament because of their APR score), and are not allowed to transfer within their conference.
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According to reports on Twitter from CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman Duke is actively pursuing soon to be former UConn big man Alex Oriakhi. Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9 center announced he would transfer with the serious possibility that UConn could be facing a post season ban due to the program failing to meet minimum NCAA academic requirements.
A senior, Oriakhi may not have to sit out...
Connecticut center Alex Oriakhi has been granted his release from the basketball program.
The 6-foot-9 junior, a key piece of UConn's 2011 national championship run, informed coaches last week that he planned to transfer.
His father told the Hearst Connecticut Media Group that Oriakhi made the decision because Connecticut is expected to be academically ineligible for next season...
Earlier this week, University of Connecticut center Alex Oriakhi was granted his release from the UConn basketball program. Missouri has been identified as a school that could be a possible destination for him. ShowMeMizzou.com gets an update on the transfer, and where Mizzou may be in the picture.
Junior Alex Oriakhi moved another step closer to becoming a “former” Connecticut basketball player on Tuesday.
Alex Oriakhi confirmed today that NC State has officially contacted him after he received his release from the University of Connecticut.