AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Former Rutgers basketball player Jerome Seagears has changed his mind about transferring to Auburn.
Auburn coach Tony Barbee said in a statement Monday that Seagears told the coaches that he wanted to be closer to his family in Silver Springs, Md.
Barbee says Seagears ``came to me and expressed that he hadn't truly recovered emotionally from his time at Rutgers.''
The guard left Rutgers after coach Mike Rice was fired following revelations that he verbally and physically abused players.
Barbee says it's important to Seagears to continue his academics and athletics ``where he can be near his immediate family and get the support system that he needs.''
Auburn announced in May that Seagears was transferring and the school would petition for him to be eligible to play next season.
Seagears averaged 6.5 points and 2.6 assists last season.

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  
Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Longhorns mired in extended slump After starting the season ranked No. 21 in the country, Texas has lost three in a row. Will Shaka Smart’s troops be able to reverse course against Alabama?
Thumbnail Edwardsville vs. Indiana Pick Will No. 13 Indiana have a letdown showing when it plays host to SIU-Edwardsville tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Cincinnati vs. Iowa St. Pick Will No. 19 Iowa State stay perfect at home when it plays host to Cincinnati tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Saint Mary's vs. Stanford Prediction Will Stanford pull off the upset or at least cover the spread when it hosts Saint Mary’s at 11:00PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail Ohio State vs. Virginia Prediction Will tonight's non-conference tilt between Ohio State and Virginia turn into a defensive struggle at 9:15PM ET tonight?
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages