Dominic Woodson To Transfer

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    Dominic Woodson, a 6-10, 275 pound power forward transfer from Memphis, will transfer from Tennessee. Woodson did not practice with the team the last two weeks, instead focusing on academics. He was averaging 3.5 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game and 12 minutes of court time in his four appearances for the Vols this season.

    Originally a four-star prospect from Round Rock, Tex., Woodson also played at Huntington Prep in West Virginia and was a top-100 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class. He appeared in 20 games as a freshman at Memphis, averaging 2.5 points per contest along with 1.9 rebounds.

    “Dominic has informed me that he wants to transfer to a school where he can have a larger role on the basketball court,” Tyndall said in a release. “We appreciate Dom’s contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

    “I want to thank coach Tyndall for the opportunity he gave me here at Tennessee,” Woodson said. “But I have decided to transfer to a school that is a better fit for me where I can play a bigger role.”

    Woodson was reportedly suspended twice last season – once for cursing and once for a flagrant foul.

    Tennessee, notably, is 2-0 without Woodson in the lineup, with wins over Texas Southern and Kansas State. Taking Woodson was a calculated risk for Tyndall and his staff. The Vols needed size in the front court headed into the season and Woodson provided that. Derek Reese, Armani Moore, Willie Carmichael, Tariq Owens and Jabari McGhee could all see more minutes moving forward.

    The Vols return to the floor Sunday at 2 pm when they host No.15 Butler (TV:ESPNU).