Forward Willie Carmichael transferring from Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Forward Willie Carmichael is transferring from Tennessee.

Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak confirmed Tuesday that Carmichael had filled out the necessary paperwork to transfer and had been granted a release. The Knoxville News-Sentinel first reported Carmichael was planning to transfer.

Carmichael, a 6-foot-8 forward from Apopka, Florida, averaged 3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 14.8 minutes per game while struggling with foul trouble as a freshman this past season. He played in 32 games and made 19 starts.

Carmichael committed 101 fouls, the highest single-season total by a Tennessee player since Brian Williams also had 101 in 2010-11.

Carmichael is the second player to transfer since the March 31 hiring of coach Rick Barnes. Forward Tariq Owens also left the Volunteers and has since signed with St. John's.

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