Bama's Knox to transfer, released from scholarship

Tuscaloosa, AL. The University of Alabama men's basketball has announced that junior forward Justin Knox intends to transfer and has been granted a release from his scholarship.

Knox, a Tuscaloosa, Ala., native, played in all` 32 games last season with 17 starts. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 19.8 minutes per outing.

"I really enjoyed coaching Justin," said Grant.  "I think that he is a quality young man and an integral part of our program to this point.  At the same time, I think that it is a decision that he reached along with his family.  I think he feels that he wants an opportunity, with this being his senior year, to be a bigger part of a program where he can do some things that put himself in a position to play at the next level."

"My three years at Alabama have been a great experience," said Knox. "I thank Coach Grant and my teammates for everything they have done for me, but feel at this time it is in my best interest to continue my academic and athletic career elsewhere."

Knox intends to receive his degree and graduate from Alabama prior to transferring.

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics