Report: Pittsburgh Panthers' F Khem Birch to Transfer

Saturday December 17th, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Panthers' freshman forward Khem Birch has decided to transfer from the school, according to a report. Birch has started six games for Pitt, but his diminishing playing time may have led to the decision.

"I'm leaving," Birch told on Friday night. "I'm headed to Toronto now. I enjoyed my time at Pittsburgh, I love Coach (Jamie) Dixon, had no problems with the staff and the players. It just wasn't the right fit for me."

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