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Florida's Tyus transferring

Posted on: April 17, 2009 9:38 am
Edited on: April 18, 2009 11:28 am
 

Florida sophomore Alex Tyus is transferring, an SEC source told CBSSports.com on Friday morning.

An official announcement is expected later Friday.

A 6-foot-8 forward, Tyus averaged 12.5 points (second on the team) and 6.7 rebounds (first on the team) for the Gators this season. His departure likely means Billy Donovan will have to avoid a third consecutive NIT without the luxury of his top two scorers considering Nick Calathes has declared for early entry into the NBA Draft.

Calathes hasn't hired an agent and could return to school, if he chooses.

However, industry sources believe the point guard has more than likely played his final game in college.

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Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2009 6:20 pm
 

Early Departures of the Donovan Era, Parts IV

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Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2009 2:26 pm
 

Florida's Tyus transferring

doneal didnt transfer

 

True, but we'll try to draw any connections possible in order to fill a roster! Cool




Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2009 12:45 pm
 

Florida's Tyus transferring

Coach Donovan's comments surrounding the planned transfer of Alex Tyus are rather revealing as he stated, "You know there's a certain vision, a certain path and a certain commitment necessary for the team going forward that you want to have. For Alex, that's not really what he wanted to do.". What Tyus wanted is obviously what is going to be good for Alex Tyus, rather than what is good for a TEAM'S success.

These two transfers (Chaney & Tyus) will free up 2 scholarships, and I'm, at least, pleased to see the decisions coming at this time, rather than one game into the season, as happened with Jai Lucas.

 

 




Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2009 11:23 pm
 

Florida's Tyus transferring

 I like your positivity(?). Makes me feel good about a bad situation. Kenny Boynton and Brandon Knight will be great in 2010. We just need a nice 6'11" PF.

With Vernon Maclin and Boynton, it will be at least fun to watch.



BucFan40
Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2009 10:15 pm
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Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2009 7:43 pm
 

Florida's Tyus transferring

 well my bad then. I clicked on a couple and it came up "page cant be displayed"  and then i looked at the link and say it is a .php file (i know not all .php files are viruses but SOME are, and then i noticed one of the posters of the link just created their profile yesterday). sorry if its not.




Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2009 6:15 pm
 

Florida's Tyus transferring

I don't know what this guy is talking about. There are no viruses on that link for Florida transfers. It's a florida blog with detailed information about the last 12 years of departures from the Gator basketball program under Billy Donavon.




Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2009 4:31 pm
 

Florida's Tyus transferring

 dont click on the links that the previous posters suggested for more info on florida transfers. They are probably viruses.




Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2009 4:17 pm
 

Florida's Tyus transferring

 my sentiment exactly! I think your right, he just caught lightning in a bottle. I am not saying he is a bad coach, but i think his back to back national titles  (with the same players) may not be the best gauge in determining his ability to coach.




Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2009 3:07 pm
 

Early Departures of the Donovan Era, Part III

With the recent transfers of Tyus and Cheney, and the decommit from Painter, here are some pretty good articles about the massive exodus from Gainesville that seems to happen every offseason...

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