College Basketball Nation: D.J. Shumpert

Academics cause Washington State transfer

June, 8, 2010
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James Watson had quite a life story to tell during his time at Washington State, and unfortunately for the freshman, his basketball career will now be taking a detour because of academics.

Watson, a 6-foot-7 forward who appeared in 29 of the Cougars' 31 games this season, was declared academically ineligible for the fall semester and will transfer to a junior college rather than sit out during that time.

"We wish James nothing but the best," Wazzu coach Ken Bone said in a statement.

Here's the updated list to all the West Coast transfers from this offseason.

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Arizona State: Demetrius Walker, Taylor Rohde, Brandon Thompson, Victor Rudd

Boise State: Tyler Young

BYU: Michael Loyd Jr.

Cal: D.J. Seeley , Omondi Amoke (dismissed)

Cal State Bakersfield: Marcus Hall

Fresno State: Brandon Sperling, Taylor Kelly, Mychal Ladd

Gonzaga: Grant Gibbs, G.J. Vilarino

Hawaii: Jeremy Lay, Aleksandar Milovic

Loyola Marymount: Kevin Young

Montana State: Austin Brown, Colt Idol

Nevada: London Giles

New Mexico: Nate Garth, Will Brown (dismissed)

Oregon: Drew Wiley, Matthew Humphrey, Josh Crittle

Pacific: Royal Edwards, Sterling Carter, Everson Lacerda

Pepperdine: Andy Shannon

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn , Nikola Stojiljkovic

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UC Davis: Julian Welch, Adam Malik

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed), Mike Moser

UC Riverside: Lateef McMullan, Konner Veteto

USC: Leonard Washington (dismissed), Davis Rozitis

Utah: Carlon Brown, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read

Utah State: Anthony DiLoreto (dismissed), Modou Niang, Tyrone White, Jaxon Myaer

Washington: Elston Turner, Clarence Trent

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen, James Watson

Weber State: Franklin Session

Pac-10 loses another transfer

May, 13, 2010
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Freshman forward Victor Rudd has received his scholarship release from Arizona State, becoming the fourth player on the team to transfer.

The 6-foot-7 Rudd averaged 6.2 minutes in the 15 games he played. He's the second player in the Sun Devils' recruiting class from only a year ago to depart.

Here are the rest of the players on the West Coast known to be transferring, including a bevy leaving behind the Pac-10:

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Arizona State: Demetrius Walker, Taylor Rohde, Brandon Thompson, Victor Rudd

Boise State: Tyler Young

BYU: Michael Loyd Jr.

Cal: D.J. Seeley , Omondi Amoke (dismissed)

Fresno State: Brandon Sperling, Taylor Kelly

Gonzaga: Grant Gibbs, G.J. Vilarino

Hawaii: Jeremy Lay, Aleksandar Milovic

Loyola Marymount: Kevin Young

Montana State: Austin Brown, Colt Idol

Nevada: London Giles

New Mexico: Nate Garth

Oregon: Drew Wiley, Matthew Humphrey

Pacific: Royal Edwards, Sterling Carter, Everson Lacerda

Pepperdine: Andy Shannon

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn , Nikola Stojiljkovic

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UC Davis: Julian Welch, Adam Malik

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed), Mike Moser

UC Riverside: Lateef McMullan, Konner Veteto

USC: Leonard Washington (reportedly dismissed)

Utah: Carlon Brown, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read

Utah State: Anthony DiLoreto (dismissed), Modou Niang, Tyrone White, Jaxon Myaer

Washington: Elston Turner, Clarence Trent

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen

Weber State: Franklin Session

New Mexico loses an unsurprising transfer

May, 7, 2010
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New Mexico has announced that Nate Garth will transfer after the sophomore guard asked for and received his scholarship release Thursday.

Attrition was expected since the Lobos, with Arizona State transfer Demetrius Walker set to arrive, had run out of scholarships. If Darington Hobson were to withdraw from the NBA draft, the Mountain West champs could very well see another player leave the program.

Garth, meanwhile, is expected to transfer closer to home in California.

On with another updated West Coast transfers list:

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Arizona State: Demetrius Walker, Taylor Rohde, Brandon Thompson

Boise State: Tyler Young

BYU: Michael Loyd Jr.

Cal: D.J. Seeley , Omondi Amoke (dismissed)

Fresno State: Brandon Sperling, Taylor Kelly

Gonzaga: Grant Gibbs

Hawaii: Jeremy Lay, Aleksandar Milovic

Loyola Marymount: Kevin Young

Montana State: Austin Brown, Colt Idol

Nevada: London Giles

New Mexico: Nate Garth

Oregon: Drew Wiley, Matthew Humphrey

Pepperdine: Andy Shannon

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn , Nikola Stojiljkovic

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UC Davis: Julian Welch, Adam Malik

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed), Mike Moser

UC Riverside: Lateef McMullan, Konner Veteto

USC: Leonard Washington (reportedly dismissed)

Utah: Carlon Brown, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read

Utah State: Anthony DiLoreto (dismissed)

Washington: Elston Turner, Clarence Trent

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen

Weber State: Franklin Session

Former Ute Brown looking at NBA

April, 30, 2010
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Carlon Brown opted to transfer from Utah after his junior season, and now he's entered the NBA draft while also looking at options on where he might play his senior season.

Brown, a 6-foot-5 guard, led the Utes in scoring with 12.6 points per game and apparently is drawing some NBA interest.

He has reportedly explored Colorado and Kent State as possibilities in the likely scenario that he removes his name from the draft.

On with the rest of the updated West Coast transfers list:

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Arizona State: Demetrius Walker, Taylor Rohde, Brandon Thompson

BYU: Michael Loyd Jr.

Cal: D.J. Seeley

Fresno State: Brandon Sperling, Taylor Kelly

Hawaii: Jeremy Lay, Aleksandar Milovic

Loyola Marymount: Kevin Young

Montana State: Austin Brown, Colt Idol

Nevada: London Giles

Oregon: Drew Wiley, Matthew Humphrey

Pepperdine: Andy Shannon

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn , Nikola Stojiljkovic

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed), Mike Moser

UC Riverside: Lateef McMullan, Konner Veteto

USC: Leonard Washington (reportedly dismissed)

Utah: Carlon Brown, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read

Washington: Elston Turner, Clarence Trent

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen

Weber State: Franklin Session

Exodus from the Pac-10 continues

April, 21, 2010
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The Pac-10 used to lose players to the NBA, but this offseason, they're simply leaving for other schools.

Freshman forward Clarence Trent Wednesday became the latest player to bolt and find a new home elsewhere, transferring from Washington across town to play for former Huskies assistant Cameron Dollar, now the head coach at Seattle.

Freshman guard Demetrius Walker verbally committed Tuesday to transfer to New Mexico after cutting his stay at Arizona State short and visiting Albuquerque over the weekend.

The 6-foot-5 Trent, who earlier this month also left the football team, and sophomore guard Elston Turner are leaving a Sweet 16 team. Walker nearly got to the NCAA tournament with the Sun Devils, who finished second in the conference's regular season standings.

But they didn't receive as much playing time as they wanted.

"The reality is you have schools that play eight or nine guys," Dollar explained. "Something has to give."

On with the ever-expanding West Coast transfers list:

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Arizona State: Demetrius Walker, Taylor Rohde, Brandon Thompson

Cal: D.J. Seeley

Fresno State: Brandon Sperling, Taylor Kelly

Hawaii: Jeremy Lay

Loyola Marymount: Kevin Young

Montana State: Austin Brown

Oregon: Drew Wiley, Matt Humphrey

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed), Mike Moser

UC Riverside: Lateef McMullan, Konner Veteto

USC: Leonard Washington (reportedly dismissed)

Utah: Carlon Brown, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read

Washington: Elston Turner, Clarence Trent

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen

Weber State: Franklin Session

Source: Demetrius Walker to visit New Mexico

April, 14, 2010
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Freshman Demetrius Walker, who once graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as the nation's best eighth-grade player, has received his scholarship release from Arizona State and is scheduled to visit to New Mexico this weekend, a source close to the situation told me.

A 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard, Walker showed flashes of his scoring ability while averaging 4 points and 10.5 minutes in 23 games for the Sun Devils, but was limited in playing time late in the season.

Walker could be a good fit for New Mexico, as he could sit out a year due to transfer rules while guard Dairese Gary plays his senior season.

Arizona State has also granted releases to sophomore Taylor Rohde and freshman Brandon Thompson.

Here's the latest edition of the West Coast transfers list:

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Arizona State: Demetrius Walker, Taylor Rohde, Brandon Thompson

Cal: D.J. Seeley

Fresno State: Brandon Sperling

Montana State: Austin Brown

Oregon: Drew Wiley (reportedly)

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed), Mike Moser

UC Riverside: Dwight Gordon

USC: Leonard Washington (reportedly dismissed)

Utah: Carlon Brown, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen

Report: Demetrius Walker to transfer from ASU

April, 2, 2010
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Sports Illustrated had Demetrius Walker on its cover at age 14 and asked the question in a 2005 feature story: "The next LeBron?"

Fast forward to today, and the Arizona Republic is reporting that the freshman guard has asked for his scholarship release at Arizona State after playing sparingly down the stretch for the Sun Devils.

The school has yet to officially announce a release for Walker, who averaged 4 points in the 23 games he played.

He'd end up being one of many players in the West looking to transfer. Here are the others:

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Cal: D.J. Seeley

Montana State: Austin Brown

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed)

UC Riverside: Dwight Gordon

USC: Leonard Washington (reportedly dismissed)

Utah: Carlon Brown, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read, Chris Hines (reportedly)

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen

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