Coveted Memphis transfer Austin Nichols picks Virginia

Memphis leading scorer Austin Nichols was in the headlines when he made a surprising decision a few weeks ago. The talented forward was about to named captain of the Tigers. But in a shocking twist, he decided to transfer from Memphis. After the school originally said they would make a list of schools that Nichols was prohibited from transferring to, the school balked when Nichols...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis of Austin Nichols decision to join UVA Basketball

I’m not sure there has been a better time than now in Charlottesville. No Dave Mathews Band concert or surprising win against Virginia Tech on the gridiron could surpass what the Hoos are looking forward to on the hardwood in the foreseeable future. This weekend, the Cavs had the pleasure of hosting former 5-star prospect and Memphis forward Austin Nichols. Nichols all 6’9 230...
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Memphis F Austin Nichols headed to Virginia

Former Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols will transfer to the University of Virginia. Memphis’ 92.9 FM reported Nichols’ decision, as well as released the following statement from him. “After visiting Virginia this weekend, I’ve decided to commit. It was my second choice coming out of high school and the comfort level was built in. I look forward to helping them build...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Virginia Lands Former 5-Star Forward, Memphis Transfer Austin Nichols

Former Memphis forward Austin Nichols is transferring to Virginia, according to multiple reports.  Nichols, a 6-foot-9, 228-pound forward, led the Tigers in scoring last season with 13.1 points a game. He announced he was transferring last month. There was some controversy surrounding his transfer, as Memphis initially blocked him from going to a number of schools before granting...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Randall Jr. becomes Memphis' eighth 2015 commitment

With Austin Nichols' announcement that he's transferring, the Memphis Tigers suddenly had an opening in their 2015 class.Sunday afternoon, it was announced that 6-foot-4 guard Craig Randall Jr. has committed to Memphis and will join the program this upcoming season. Randall's father made the announcement on Twitter. Craig Jr. also received interest from programs such as St. John’s...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis removes all conditions of Austin Nichols’ release

The University of Memphis has removed all conditions from the release of former Tigers forward Austin Nichols. The university made an announcement on the matter, which was reported by Bryan Moss of Tiger Sports Report, part of the Rivals network. University of Memphis statement on Nichols — Bryan Moss (@Bryan_Rivals) July 14, 2015 Memphis has removed...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Nichols granted conditional release from Memphis

Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols has been granted his conditional release from the program and will transfer. Head coach Josh Pastner confirmed the news to ESPN, which was reported on Twitter by Jeff Goodman. Josh Pastner confirms to ESPN that Memphis has given Austin Nichols a conditional release. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 9, 2015 A 6-foot-9, 228 pound rising...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers' Patsner vexed by Nichols' change of heart

On Tuesday, news came out that Memphis Tigers leading scorer Austin Nichols plans to transfer. It was a bit of a surprise - players typically don't decide to transfer in early July. So what gives?It looks as though college basketball might have its own DeAndre Jordan-esque saga. Reports indicated that Nichols' father says his son will transfer. But according to The Sporting News...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis 'blocking' the transfer request of Nichols is alarming

By Joseph Nardone Reports have come out that Austin Nichols would like to transfer from Memphis. These reports are nothing new. College basketball players transfer from one school to another on the regular. So much so, in fact, that it is a somewhat accepted part of the college basketball offseason carousel. However, there are sometimes exceptions to what might first seem like...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers F Austin Nichols wants to transfer

University of Memphis junior forward Austin Nichols has told a Memphis-area radio station that he plans to transfer. Nichols, who averaged 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore last year before an ankle injury ended his season in February, told 92.9FM ESPN on Tuesday that, “It was in the best interest of my family and I to decide to transfer from the University of...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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