On Tuesday afternoon, the Missouri Tigers announced that freshmen guards Dominique Bull and Negus Webster-Chan will transfer from the program to seek more playing time elsewhere.
Webster-Chan did appear in 32 games this season for the Tigers and head coach Frank Haith, averaging 15.5 minutes per game. Webster-Chan averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game during the 2012-13 season.
Bull on the other hand, was used much less on the year. The Worcester, Massachusetts-native appeared in only nine games, totaling just 14 minutes.
“Dominique and Negus were great representatives of our program and I want to thank them for their contributions both on and off the basketball court,” Haith said in the program’s press release. “We will certainly do anything we can to help them as they begin the recruiting process, and wish them nothing but the best moving forward.”
Per the NCAA’s rule on transfers, the two would have to sit out the 2012-13 season at whichever respected school they choose to attend. While citing playing time for the reason of transfer, it’s unlikely either of them would be cleared to play immediately by an NCAA waiver.
Bull’s decision to transfer shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given his numbers this past season, but Webster-Chan probably had a great opportunity to build off his freshman season at Missouri.
“I appreciate everyone at Missouri and want to thank Coach Haith and the staff for giving me this opportunity,” Webster-Chan said in the release. “I just want to find a style that is more suited for me, but I wish Mizzou the best of luck in the future and I’m grateful to the Tiger community for their support over the past year.”
Either way, the two will pursue opportunities elsewhere.
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