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 pic.twitter.com/51JFJ3h7GN
— Bryan Moss-Namowicz (@RivalsBmoss) July 14, 2015
Memphis has removed all conditions from Austin Nichols’ transfer.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) July 14, 2015
It was reported earlier in the day that Nichols was interested in transferring to the University of Virginia, and that his family had hired a lawyer to help him fight the conditions of his release from Memphis. The terms of Nichols’ original release stated that he could not transfer to any school within the AAC or to any school that was on Memphis’ schedule. Also on that list, for reasons not given, were Virginia, Providence, Iowa and Tennessee.
But that is all over now, and Nichols will be free to transfer to whichever program he views as the best fit for him. He will have to sit out a season, per NCAA transfer rules, but the fact that he led the Tigers in scoring last season with 13.3 points per game is proof that he will do well wherever he ends up.
Campus Sports will update Nichols’ story as more information becomes public.
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