Arizona Graduate Transfer Talbott Denny Tears ACL; Season Over


Forward Talbott Denjy decided to attend Arizona this year after picking up his degree this summer from Lipsomb, but will not be able to play basketball this season after tearing his ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee.

Injuries have certainly plagued the 6-foot-5 combo player as he missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury. 

If he wants it, Denny will likely be able to receive a medical hardship waiver to play for the squad next year. 

When he was healthy during the 2014-15 season, Denny averaged 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest. 

Guard Shemar Johnson Kicked Off East Tennessee State Team Before Playing a Single Game


Redshirt freshman Shemar Johnson's run at East Tennessee State has come to a close before he could ever suit up for the team.

Head coach Steve Fores dismissed the 6-foot-6 guard from the team, saying in a statement, "being a Buc is a special opportunity and at ETSU we provide our student-athletes with a tremendous experience. With that privilege comes accountability and Shemar failed to meet the expectations I have to be a player in our program."

Johnson averaged 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.7 assists per game while playing high school basketball in Columbus, Mis.

Former UNC-Wilmington Center C.J. Gettys to Play for Rutgers as a Graduate Transfer


The Steve Pikiell era at Rutgers is getting off to a nice start as former UNC-Wilmington center C.J. Gettys made the decision Monday to attend the Big Ten school as a graduate transfer. 

The 7-foot-0 big man averaged 5.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game last season as the program made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years.

Since he is a graduate transfer, Gettys is eligible to play immediately for Rutgers. 

The center picked Rutgersover Purdue, Dayton, and Chatanooga according to NBC Sports' CollegeBasketballTalk. 

Utah Valley Adds Former Utah Guard Kenneth Ogbe


Kenneth Ogbe is going from the Pac-12 to the WAC as Utah Valley announced on Monday that the former Utah recruit would join the former Great West Conference school. 

Ogbe showed some flashes of promise last year, averaging 5.2 points per game, but was limited to only five games last season due to a groin injury. 

The 6-foot-6 combo guard made the decision to leave the Pac-12 program in early July. 

Utah Valley has never made the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level and is hoping a player of Ogbe's talent can change that. 

The team went 12-18 last year in the first year of the Mark Pope regime after Dick Hunsaker lead the team to 19 or more wins in three of the last five seasons. 

Ogbe will not be eligible to play this season due to NCAA transfer rules but can begin using his final two years of eligibility during the 2017-18 campaign. 

Former Missouri Forward Jakeenan Gant to Play for Louisiana-Lafayette


After spending two seasons on a Missouri squad that has been in the SEC cellar, forward Jakeenan Gant has decided to leave the program and is now a member of Louisiana-Lafayette's program.

His tenure at Missouri started rocky with questions about his eligibility and things never seemed to recover. 

The 6-foot-8 Gant averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season, far less playing time than you would think a recruit of his caliber would receive on a scuffling 10-21 team.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, the Sun Belt school's newest addition will have to sit out the 2016-17 season before using his final two years of eligibility. 

Forward Paul White Leaves Georgetown


After playing sparingly as a sophomore and suffering a hip injury in Big East play, Paul White has decided to transfer from the Big East school. 

As a freshman he played a big role for the team, logging 18.4 minutes per contest, but his minutes were cut last year and he averaged just 1.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game as a result. 

White was rated by ESPN as the No. 34 prospect in the 2014 recruiting class. 

The forward will have to sit out the 2016-17 season per NCAA transfer rules before he can use his final two years of eligibility at the Division I level. 

Xavier Forward Eddie Ekiyor is Heading to Canada


In an rarely seen  move, Xavier freshman Eddie Ekiyor has decided to transfer out of the program and will play for Carleton University in Ottawa.

The 6-foot-9 forward is a native of Ottawa and is going to a program that had a 16-3 record last year. 

Though the freshman was not expected to play a big role for Xavier this year, it's not what the team wanted to hear with Jalen Reynolds no longer in the program. 

Former Texas Tech Wing C.J. Williamson Transfers to Florida Gulf Coast


After appending his freshman year at Texas Tech, wing C.J. Williamson announced on Twitter this week that he will return to his home state of Florida to play for Florida Gulf Coast. 

The 6-foot-6 combo player did not see much action last season, averaging 1.8 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. 

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Williamson will have to sit out the 2016-17 season before using his final three years of eligibility.