By: Justice Bolden
Memphis Freshman guard Keon Clergeot has announced he will transfer after one lone season as a Tiger. Clergeot, a 6-foot guard out of Auburndale, Florida averaged 3 points and 1 rebound in nearly ten minutes per game off of the bench.
Clergeot was originally a 2016 Texas Tech signee, but ultimately followed Coach Tubby Smith to Memphis following his departure from Lubbock, Texas last spring.
This is the latest in a string of transfers, which are either considered house cleaning or the sign of a sinking ship depending on your perspective, considerinng Dedric and KJ Lawson also announced they will transfer earlier this week.
While Clergeot’s transfer may come as a surprise, the recent commitment of 6’3 Kareem Brewton along with the Tigers hosting 6’2 scoring point guard Chris Darrington indicates the Tigers were moving towards replacing Clergeot.
In other news, sources indicate a surprise darkhorse in UCLA may be a likely destination for Dedric Lawson, and that an announcement could come as soon as Monday via a local Memphis radio station. At this point, we are unable to verify whether Dedric will make his way to Westwood, nor do we know the likely destination of his older brother, KJ Lawson.
Early rumor mills also indicate that Markel Crawford has already asked for his release, but he was given the weekend by Tubby Smith to decide if he will transfer as well, considering he will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer.
Stay tuned! Talk Back Live on AM 730 Memphis this Tuesday at 7:30am central, 5:30am pacific should be action packed.