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Men's hoops: Omogbehin leaves Bulls



Anatomically, the USF men's basketball roster experienced its biggest loss -- by far -- of the offseason.

Center Jordan Omogbehin, a 7-foot-3, 315-pound rising redshirt junior, is no longer with the program, team spokesman Steven Schoon confirmed Wednesday night. It is believed Omogbehin and the Bulls' new coaching staff mutually agreed to the departure.

He's the sixth scholarship player to leave the team since former coach Stan Heath's dismissal in mid-March. USF, at its yearly capacity of 13 scholarships only two weeks ago, suddenly has two vacancies. Marshall transfer Kareem Canty, whose arrival to USF was announced by the school, announced earlier this month he'll instead attend Auburn.

A Nigeria native, Omogbehin was widely deemed a low-post project upon signing with the Bulls in 2011. He totaled 24 minutes in nine games last season, scoring three points and collecting seven rebounds. The year before, he totaled 16 points and 27 boards in 24 total games.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:49pm]


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