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Central Connecticut transfer Kyle Vinales passes on Toledo for now

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer

Vinales was a key contributor and impact player for two years in the NEC. (USATSI)
Kyle Vinales was a key contributor and impact player for two years in the NEC. (USATSI)

After tweeting his new commitment to Toledo over the weekend, Central Connecticut State transfer Kyle Vinales has indicated his future is again up for debate.

On Sunday, Vinales tweeted that he'd be a Rocket, thumbing out, "Jus committed to the University of Toledo #gorockets," but all mentions of Vinales to Toledo were deleted from his Twitter account as of late Monday morning.

And then came this tweet early Monday afternoon.

So Vinales, one of the best offensive options among all transfers this offseason, remains on the market.

Toledo was sidelined last postseason with a mandatory year away from playoff competition due to APR sanctions. The team hasn't been much of a factor in the MAC for years; it's been a lower-tier program in general for decades.

Vinales opted to transfer out of CCSU in part because the team wasn't as successful as he'd hoped. The transfer decision means he'll sit out next season before getting back on the floor for the 2014-15 campaign. The junior-to-be averaged 21.6 points, 3.8 assists and two rebounds last season with the Blue Devils from New Britain, Conn. He's a talented player and really was one of the biggest offensive threats at the low-major level.

Toledo went 15-13 last year and hasn't earned 20 wins in a season since 2005-06.

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