VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Boxing/MMA
Fantasy Sports
More
Betting Tools

 
Ware transferring to Georgia State

The stepfather of former Louisville guard Kevin Ware says the player is transferring to Georgia State.

Advertisement
Wesley Junior told The Associated Press that the 6-foot-2 junior verbally committed to the school after visiting the Atlanta campus on Saturday. Ware announced last month that he would leave the Cardinals to be closer to family in the area.

Ware's decision comes a year after he sustained a gruesome right leg injury in the Midwest Regional final against Duke. The injury made him a sentimental figure in the Cardinals' run to the NCAA championship and an instant celebrity.

Ware recovered enough to make his regular-season debut Nov. 15 against Cornell and drive for a basket on his first touch. However, lingering problems from the injury limited him to nine games.

''He's happy to be close to home and close to family,'' Junior said, adding that Ware's mother, Lisa, ''could be close to him. She couldn't be as close to him because of the drive.

''Now, it's now a 30-minute drive up the street instead of six hours.''

Junior said that Ware still has to apply for admission to the school. He's seeking a medical redshirt from the NCAA and would have two seasons of eligibility remaining if granted.

Earlier Saturday, Ware tweeted his appreciation, saying, ''I want to thank the entire cardinal organization from the coaches, to the staff, trainers, fans, and anyone who's been a supporter of me.''

Ware's injury became a rallying point for the Cardinals, many of whom were seen crying immediately after he went down. Louisville came back to beat the Blue Devils by 20 points and reach the Final Four.

Ware was present for the Cardinals' 82-76 title-game victory over Michigan, a time during which he appeared on talk shows. He even attended last year's White House Correspondents' dinner.

All the while, Ware worked hard toward returning from the injury in which the bone came through his skin. He appeared 220 days after going down in an exhibition game before returning against Cornell to record five points and two rebounds in 13 minutes.

The leg continued giving Ware problems and coach Rick Pitino in December announced plans to shut his guard down for the season.

Junior said that Ware is fully healthy now and eager to resume his career in familiar surroundings.

''He's ready to go today and could play right now if he could,'' Junior said. ''We're just making sure his academics are good and making sure he's ready for the next phase.''

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Edwards: Buckeyes hire Holtmann
Edwards: SEC hoops on the rise
Edwards: Grading Coaching Hires
Former Vandy star Ford passes away
MWC's Thompson added to D1 committee
Investigation of leak could cost Minnesota
Baldwin hired as Milwaukee's coach
K-State adds graduate transfer Sallah
Top recruit follows Holtmann to Ohio St.
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2016 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 6584
NeiltheGreek + 3892
Don Anthony + 2089
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Michael Black 58 %
Don Anthony 57 %
Bruce Marshall 57 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 1160
Michael Black + 1073
The Gold Sheet + 1042
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 6151
Bruce Marshall + 1449
Antony Dinero + 1297
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2562
NeiltheGreek + 2081
Dave Cokin + 1548
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership