According to Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports, Tulsa and guard Jordan Clarkson have come to an agreement in regards to the stipulations concerning his request to be released from his scholarship.
Of course this isn’t a full release as Tulsa has blocked four schools on Clarkson’s list.
But while Clarkson’s father Mike declined to name the four schools he seems pleased with the outcome, describing it to Eisenberg as a “great outcome for both parties.”
“We wish nothing but the best for Jordan and his family as Jordan continues his bright career at another school,” Tulsa AD Ross Parmley said in a statement released by the school.
“I am happy that the two sides could come to an agreement that is suitable for both parties.”
The question now is what four schools remain prohibited from speaking with Clarkson, and why would the family be pleased with the outcome in spite of that aspect.
On Clarkson’s original list of nine schools he was reportedly cleared to speak with only Colorado, TCU and Vanderbilt.
Schools banned included Arizona, Baylor, Missouri, Texas and Texas A&M, and today’s news likely leaves fans of those schools wondering if they’re one of the “mystery four” still banned from contacting Clarkson.
Clarkson averaged 16.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Golden Hurricane in 2011-12, earning First Team All-Conference USA honors as a result.
But with the coach who recruited him, Doug Wojcik, being fired the San Antonio native decided that Tulsa was no longer the best place for him.
Transfer stipulations have been a point of contention in the off-season, with many wondering how (and why) schools are allowed to restrict where a player who wants to leave can go.
Clarkson’s father may be pleased with today’s result but the fact that there are still restrictions underlines the fact that this is an issue the NCAA and its membership needs to address in greater detail during the summer.