Two University of Alabama basketball players, forwards Nick King and Brandon Austin, are expected to transfer from UA and play elsewhere in the 2017-18 season, The Tuscaloosa News learned on Friday.
King, who transferred to Alabama from Memphis after the 2015 season, is expected to graduate from UA this spring and would be immediately eligible as a fifth-year graduate transfer at a new school next season. He played in just seven games last season before being diagnosed with a lung infection, averaging 3.3 points per game. He did not play in any of Alabama’s SEC games.
Austin, a sophomore from Montgomery, played in just six games last season, averaging 1.4 points per game.
The two transfers would put Alabama at 12 players on scholarship for the 2017-18 season, one below the NCAA limit. You can see Alabama’s scholarship situation on our Scholarship Tracker here.