Yemi Makanjuola Transferring from Tennessee Volunteers Program

By Joseph Nardone
Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

You ever wonder why a player wants to transfer from one university to another? I mean, outside of people who are doing it for academic reasons. More specifically, if a college basketball player says he is perfectly happy being a part of the program, but decides to transfer anyway. It is as if they do their best to defy their own logic and decide the grass is greener on the other side.

Well it seems like Yemi Makanjuola has been humorously happy playing for the Tennessee Volunteers, but has now decided it is time to change universities. Tennessee basketball coach, Cuonzo Martin, announced Saturday that the center was leaving the program to pursue other options as far as his hoops career goes.

Both the coach and the player have been quoted as saying how great the relationship was. How there is no hurt feelings or ill-will being hurled towards each other. That, at the end of the day, all involved love each other and want each to succeed in their future endeavors. Just awesome. If you are in that much love — maybe transferring isn’t the best option (I am obviously kidding around).

Makanjuola has not seen a ton of action since he joined the Vols program two years ago. Through his two seasons, the center only played eight minutes per game as well as averaging 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds an outing.

I guess, Makanjuola just wants to go somewhere that may have a few more minutes lined-up for a Lagos, Nigeria native.


Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone

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