December 2011 Basketball Wiretap

Khem Birch To Leave Pitt, Seeks Transfer

Dec 16, 2011 7:39 PM

Khem Birch has decided to leave Pitt to transfer to another school.

Birch, a 6-foot-9 forward from Canada, was the highest rated recruit in Pitt history.

"I'm leaving," Birch told on Friday night. "I'm headed to Toronto now. I enjoyed my time at Pittsburgh, I love Coach (Jamie) Dixon, had no problems with the staff and the players. It just wasn't the right fit for me."  

Birch's minutes decreased over the last couple of games. Birch averaged just 13.5 minutes over the last four games after playing 28.5 the previous two.

CBS Sports

Tags: Khem Birch, Pittsburgh Panthers, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

St. John's To Lose Nurideen Lindsey To Transfer

Dec 8, 2011 2:46 PM

Nurideen Lindsey, sophomore point guard for St. John's, will transfer at the end of the semester.

Lindsey averaged 11.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for St. John's.

Roger Rubin/New York Daily News (via Twitter)

Tags: Nurideen Lindsey, St. John's Red Storm, NCAA, NCAA Transfer, NCAA Misc Rumor

Jabari Brown To Visit Missouri

Dec 8, 2011 12:07 PM

Jabari Brown, who left Oregon after only two games, will visit Missouri this weekend.

Brown hopes to enroll in a new school by January so he can become eligible in January of 2013.

Brown was the No. 19 prospect in the class of 2011.

Mike DeArmond/Kansas City Star

Tags: Jabari Brown, Missouri Tigers, Oregon Ducks, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Transfer, NCAA Misc Rumor

Calvin Newell Will Transfer To UCF After Oklahoma Departure

Dec 7, 2011 8:26 PM

Calvin Newell, the second-leading scorer on Oklahoma, has left the team and Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reports he will transfer to UCF.

“I met with Coach (Lon) Kruger this morning and told him I've been dealing with issues regarding my family the past few months and I've felt distracted lately,” Newell said in a statement several days ago. “I feel I need to get back closer to home. That's why I made this decision.”  

“We'll definitely miss Calvin,” Kruger said. “He's been a key contributor this season, a guy who's scored the basketball for us. However, I respect his decision and the issues he's facing, and certainly wish him the best.”

Mike Baldwin/Oklahoman

Tags: Calvin Newell, Jr., Oklahoma Sooners, UCF Knights, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

Sidiki Johnson Leaving Arizona

Dec 5, 2011 7:46 PM

Sidiki Johnson "has left the (Arizona) program with the intention of transferring to another institution."

Johnson is likely to end up somewhere closer to his native Bronx.

Johnson stayed in the area after Arizona played in New York City two weeks ago and was promptly placed on indefinite suspension three days later.

Fox Sports Arizona

Tags: Sidiki Johnson, Arizona Wildcats, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Transfer