In an expected move the University of Wyoming officially announced that freshmen forward Tyrone Marshall has been granted a full release and will transfer after the spring semester. Marshall made comments on his twitter account a couple weeks ago indicating that he was transferring.
Here is the official release from the University.
Laramie, Wyo. (March 27, 2012) – University of Wyoming head coach Larry Shyatt announced today that freshman forward Tyrone Marshall has been given a full release and plans to transfer at the end of the spring semester.
"After discussing it with his father and our staff, Tyrone has decided it is in his best interest to transfer," Shyatt said. "We appreciate his efforts on and off the floor last season and wish him the best in the future."
A native of Denver, Colo., Marshall played in nine contests for the Cowboys during the 2011-12 season. He averaged 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in four minutes of action per game.
Shyatt said he would have no further comment on the subject.
I wish goodluck to everyone of my teammates in basketball but also life. I hope they find happiness where ever they end up in life— Tyrone Marshall Jr (@Tmarsh24) March 19, 2012
No one seems to have a clear idea of why Marshall is transferring or where he will end up. He didn't play very much as a freshmen due to so many seniors on the Cowboys roster. I was very excited about Marshall and the athleticism he had with his 6-8 220lb frame. He certainly could have make an impact next season with Adam Waddell graduating and the Cowboys being fairly lean with big men.
Marshall is second member of Shyatt's 2011 recruiting class to transfer. Center Lekan Ajayi left the team before the season even started and is now at Florida Atlantic. The Owls are coached by Isiah Thomas and went 11-19 last year.
Wyoming has three scholarships left to fill for the 2012 recruiting class. They have already signed four athletes in the early signing period: PG Josh Adams (CO), SG Jason McManamen (WY), F Austin Haldorson (CO) and C Matt Sellers (MN). The regular signing period for basketball begins April 11th and lasts till May 16th.