3 Memphis basketball players announce transfers in 3 days

3 Memphis basketball players announce transfers in 3 days

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - During a three-day span, Three Memphis Tigers basketball players announced their intentions to transfer.

Sunday, it was Avery Woodson who took to Twitter to thank the university for his two years there. He said he decided to seek an opportunity elsewhere.

Monday, Randall Broddie took his turn, also thanking the university on his Twitter and announcing he has decided it is "best to part ways."

Now, Dante Scott announced he will be transferring away from the Bluff City. Scott, a walk-on guard for the Tigers, also thanked the university for the support, but said he thinks it is best to seek other opportunities.

The Tigers are now without three guards from a roster that may be without star Dedric Lawson, who is testing out his NBA draft status, next year. The team will also be losing five seniors, including star players Shaq Goodwin, Trahson Burrell, and Ricky Tarrant, Jr.

In total, that would leave the Tigers without half of their 16-man roster from 2015-16. Plus, the team will be tasked with replacing assistant coach Damon Stoudemire, who left the team to take a head coaching gig at Pacific.

This all comes as the university is investigating its athletic department for allegations that head coach Josh Pastner and athletic director Tom Bowen made a contract deal while both had the same agent.

The school affirmed two weeks ago that Pastner would remain the head coach for 2016-17. Pastner's contract has four years remaining on it, and he is owned more than $10 million regardless of whether he is the head coach or not.

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