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Monday, May 19, 2008
Iowa's Freeman to transfer to Southern Illinois

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Tony Freeman, Iowa's leading scorer from last season, is transferring to Southern Illinois.

The guard averaged 13.8 points and was a junior third-team all-Big Ten Conference selection by the coaches. He said earlier this month he would leave the Hawkeyes because Iowa coach Todd Lickliter did not value his ability.

Freeman said Monday the Salukis gave him the respect he wanted. He says Southern Illinois told him the team needed him to help lead and mentor younger players.

Freeman started 19 games during the 13-19 season, and has 40 starts in 86 career games. He must sit out next season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements, then has just one season remaining.