Lamonte Bearden to transfer from Buffalo

The Buffalo men’s basketball program is set to suffer a devastating blow, with news surfacing that starting point guard Lamonte Bearden is set to transfer from the program.

Buffalo confirmed the news on Wednesday morning in a statement.

“I spoke with Lamonte Bearden last week about his basketball future and he thought it would be in his best interest to transfer,” head coach Nate Oats said in the statement. “Even though I am disappointed in his decision, I want him to be at peace with where he is at. He has been given his release to pursue other options.”

“As we have done since we’ve been here, we will move on and continue to win at a high level. We are truly excited about the players we have here and the upcoming season.”

In each of his two years at Buffalo, Bearden helped the program reach the NCAA Tournament.

During his sophomore campaign, Bearden averaged 13.7 points. As a freshman, the former four-star recruit recorded 8.3 points and 4.4 assists per game.

Once Bearden sits on the sidelines for a season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, he will have two years of eligibility remaining. It’s safe to say that Bearden will be a very valuable addition to a number of programs across the country.

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