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College of Charleston freshman basketball player Chevez Goodwin to transfer

April 11, 2017 GMT

College of Charleston freshman Chevez Goodwin announced on social media that he is transferring at the end of the spring semester.

Goodwin played in all 35 games for the Cougars this past season, making three starts. The 6-9 former Hammond High School star averaged 2.3 points and 2.9 rebounds a game. He averaged 9.8 minutes of playing time per game.

“I want to thank the College of Charleston, the coaching staff and the fans for everything they’ve done for me,” Goodwin posted on social media Monday afternoon. “I will always be grateful to coach Grant and everything he has done for me. After a lot of thinking and talking with my family, I have decided to transfer and look for a new school.”

The Cougars were 25-10 this past season and were selected to play in the National Invitation Tournament. The Cougars return all five starters and are expected to be heavy favorites to win the Colonial Athletic Association next season.

“It’s college basketball nowadays,” said College of Charleston coach Earl Grant. “Chevez is a great kid and we wish him the best. He just wanted to go somewhere that better served his needs.”

The Cougars will have just two established post players next season in Nick Harris and Jarrell Brantley. Osinachi Smart, a 6-8 235-pound freshman, redshirted this past season. The Cougars signed Kymani Dunham, a 6-8 power forward from Brunswick, Ga., in their most recent recruiting class.

Grant said he’s not decided what he’ll do with the extra scholarship with Goodwin’s departure.

“We might sign someone or bring in a transfer, just not sure right now,” Grant said. “We might just save it for next season.”