Tevon Saddler, who left UNC-Greensboro’s basketball program last November, has transferred to Nicholls State. Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com Tweeted the news Tuesday morning.
Nicholls State has signed former UNCG guard Tevon Saddler, source told @CBSSports. Will sit out next season and be eligible in 17-18.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 26, 2016
To comply with NCAA transfer rules, Saddler will have to sit out the upcoming season and will be eligible to play for the Colonels in 2017-18. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Saddler, a 6-foot-6 guard, led UNC-Greensboro in scoring in 2014-15, averaging 13.4 points per game. He was named to the 2015-16 the preseason All-Southern Conference team during the conference media day but soon after he decided to transfer. The news came as a shock to the Spartans team and coaching staff.
“Our entire program was caught off guard by Tevon’s decision to quit our team a week before our first game,” UNCG coach Wes Miller said last November. “The timing of this makes it very difficult for me to understand his decision. That said, our focus is on the young men in our locker room that our committed to this program and committed to each other.”
In April 2014 after his freshman season, Saddler was one of three UNCG players who announced they were transferring. He changed his mind and elected to return the team for his sophomore season.