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Tulane’s Leading Scorers Josh Davis, Ricky Tarrant Both Receive Releases

Joe Camporeale-USA Today Sports

On Tuesday evening, reports began surfacing from Tulane University stating that the Green Wave’s top two scorers from the 2012-13 season have both received their releases.

Josh Davis and Ricky Tarrant will explore their options from this point moving forward. The Green Wave did manage to win 20 games this season, but were eliminated in the second round of the CIT Tournament. Tulane finished the year collectively at 20-15 overall.

Tarrant, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard, was second on the team in scoring behind Davis. The Alabama-native averaged 15.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. Tarrant struggled down the closing stretch of the season however, scoring in double-figures only twice in the last five games. According to CBSSports.com, Tarrant is interested in transferring closer to his Alabama home.

As for Davis, the 6-foot-8 junior forward quickly became one of the tougher players to stop within Conference USA this season. Davis averaged 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game on the year. Two years ago as a freshman, Davis only averaged ten minutes per game while playing at North Carolina State, but he quickly became a legitimate double-double threat at Tulane as both a sophomore and junior. Davis could reportedly still return to Tulane next season, but is exploring the options of playing overseas or moving up to a higher level program.

Tulane is making the switch the “old” Big East conference, a move that will go into effect in 2014.

 

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