Forward Kuran Iverson to transfer away from Memphis

Friday January 16th, 2015

Memphis sophomore Kuran Iverson will transfer away from the program after the spring semester, the school announced on Friday.

The 6-foot-9 forward won't play for the Tigers the rest of this season.

Earlier this month, Iverson favorited a message posted to Twitter that was critical of coach Josh Pastner after being suspended for a violation of team rules.

Over eight games this season, Iverson averaged 4.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

“Kuran and I visited and he will be transferring at the end of the spring semester,” Pastner said in a statement. “We thank Kuran for his contributions to the program and wish him well in his future academic and athletic endeavors.”

Iverson was rated the No. 5 small forward and No. 28 player in the class of 2013 by the recruiting service Rivals.com.

The Tigers (10-6), picked to finish third in the American Athletic Conference in a preseason poll, host UCF on Saturday.

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