Days after receiving 5th year of eligibility, Charles Carmouche transfers from Memphis


Thank you, and goodbye.

Charles Carmouche, days after receiving word from the NCAA that he would be granted a medical hardship waiver and a fifth year of eligibility, is transferring from the Memphis program, Tigers’ coach Josh Pastner announced Friday.

This will be the second transfer of Carmouche’s college career, as he left New Orleans after his sophomore season to join the Tigers.

He graduated from Memphis in May, which will allow him to play immediately at the Division I institution of his choice, taking advantage of the NCAA’s graduate transfer rule.

“Charles and I had a great discussion, but we decided Charles will finish his final year of eligibility at another institution,” Pastner told the Commerical Appeal. “I am so proud of Charles for earning his degree.”

In a statement released at the time Carmouche was granted a fifth year of eligibility, Pastner said he would meet with the New Orleans native to “evaluate what is best for his future.”

A combination of problems troubled Carmouche this past season, causing him to play just seven games.

Early in the season, he suffered a knee injury and was later suspended for making an unauthorized charge to his hotel room in Maui, while the team was in Hawaii for the Maui Invitational.

Though he was cleared to play by the medical staff in January, he chose to sit out the rest of the year in hopes of being granted a medical redshirt, which he received this week.

So far in his four-year collegiate he career, he has averaged 7.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

UConn commit tears ACL for second time

Leave a comment

UConn commit Juwan Durham, a four-star big man in the Class of 2016, has torn the ACL in his right knee for the second time in seven months. The Florida native committed to the Huskies and head coach Kevin Ollie back in September. The 6-foot-9 forward is regarded as the No. 31 overall prospect in the national Class of 2016, so he can really be a force when he’s healthy.

In a report from’s Bob Putnam, UConn was notified of the injury immediately and there is no change in plans with the commitment. The Huskies also own commitments from four-star point guard Alterique Gilbert and three-star power forward Mamadou Diarra in the Class of 2016. Having Diarra, an active, rim-protecting presence, helps with Durham’s recovery, since he can provide some more front court depth.

If Durham rehabs back to full speed, UConn has a very talented power forward who was just hitting his stride in the Florida state playoffs last February. UConn has a nice class so far with this group, especially if Durham can recover, With a year to recover until next season, Durham can hopefully play during his freshman season in 2016.

VIDEO: Arizona State’s Torian Graham dunks over teammate

1 Comment

Arizona State fans won’t get a chance to see Torian Graham take the floor this season, but he did sky over fellow teammates (and transfer) Shannon Evans on Friday night at the team’s Maroon and Gold Madness. The 6-foot-4 Graham is a former Buffalo commit — Evans also came from Buffalo — and both players will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.

Graham hasn’t had a chance to get into a Division I game, but he’ll be able to play for the Sun Devils next season. For now, fans can look forward to Graham’s athleticism on the wing in pregame dunk routines.

A former top-100 prospect, Graham also pulled off this ridiculous move in the dunk contest.