Source: Swopshire to Northwestern

Updated: April 12, 2012, 5:00 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Former Louisville forward Jared Swopshire will transfer to Northwestern, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Swopshire, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 3.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 13.3 minutes in 39 games this past season for Louisville. He started 20 games and averaged 7.5 points and 6.1 rebounds as a sophomore, but missed the 2010-2011 season with a groin injury.

Swopshire will be eligible immediately for Northwestern; he will pursue a graduate degree unavailable at Louisville. He is expected to help Northwestern fill the void left by John Shurna.

Swopshire is from St. Louis and played in high school at IMG Academy in Florida.

Northwestern went 19-14 and reached the second round of the NIT this past season. The Wildcats will return four starters.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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