Ryan Harrow says he is transferring to Georgia State

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Update: John Calipari has released a statement on Harrow.

Ryan Harrow tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is transferring to Georgia State to be closer to his father, who had a stroke before the season.

“I really need to be home with him to be closer to him to make sure he’s taken care of,” Harrow told the paper.

Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports is reporting via sources that Harrow was leaving UK for the Atlanta school.

If accurate, This is not a surprise. Harrow played just nine minutes in UK’s loss at Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT, the capper on what had been an up-and-down season which had bottomed out by March.

Harrow’s personality and style of play seemed an odd fit for UK coach John Calipari, who had a string of star point guards — Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans, John Wall, Brandon Knight and Marquis Teague — leading up to Harrow, who transferred to Kentucky from North Carolina State.

And with the Harrison twins arriving in Lexington this fall, Harrow’s playing time was expected to diminish greatly.

Harrow will attempt to secure a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible immediately next season. If unsuccessful he would lose a year of eligibility after sitting out a season after his transfer from North Carolina State to Kentucky.

 

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