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Memphis Tigers Grant Austin Nichols Unconditional Release

After initially denying Nichols' request to transfer, Memphis has granted Austin Nichols his conditional release, allowing him to transfer elsewhere.
After initially denying Nichols’ request to transfer, Memphis has granted Austin Nichols his conditional release, allowing him to transfer elsewhere.

In the NCAA, player transfers are quickly becoming a problem on a yearly basis. Year in and year out, more and more players seem to request releases so they can transfer else, some in the hopes of receiving more playing time, while others are looking to be closer to family.

There are a plethora of reasons why people transfer, some of which we will never fully know.

More often than not, players make their decision to transfer shortly after the season ends. This gives them ample time to go on visits to schools, and make an informed decision on where they would like to attend school in the fall.

In some cases, players make their decisions much later in the summer, and that creates headaches for their current team. That exact situation presented itself in late-June, when Memphis Tigers star Austin Nichols requested his release from the University of Memphis. Continue reading Memphis Tigers Grant Austin Nichols Unconditional Release