Former Louisville guard Kevin Ware to transfer to Georgia State
That Louisville's Kevin Ware is even back playing basketball after breaking his leg in gruesome fashion in last year's Elite Eight is an achievement in itself.
But the 6-foot-2 guard played sparingly this past season for the defending champion Cardinals, averaging only 1.7 points per game in nine games, and so he decided to transfer.
On Saturday, ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman reported that Ware texted him saying he will use his last two years of eligibility at Georgia State.
Ware re-injured the same leg he broke in December and didn't play again after, so he will try to get a medical redshirt for last season, Goodman reports, and will likely receive it.
Ware was born in the Bronx, N.Y., but he and his family moved just outside Atlanta before he went to high school. Georgia State is in Atlanta.
Panthers coach Ron Hunter met with Ware and his family Saturday morning, when Ware made his commitment.
Georgia State, which hasn't made the NCAA tournament since 2001, went 25-9 last season and 17-1 in the Sun Belt Conference. But the Panthers lost to Louisiana-Lafayette in the conference tournament final by one point in overtime and had to settle for an NIT bid, where they lost in the first round to Clemson, 78-66. SI WIRE: New Mexico center Alex Kirk to enter NBA draft