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Ware leaving Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A year after his gruesome leg injury, Kevin Ware is transferring from Louisville.

Ware became the Cardinals' rallying point en route to their national title last season after he broke his leg in the NCAA Midwest final win over Duke.

He had a rod inserted in his right leg and tried to return this season, but the junior guard averaged 1.7 points over nine games and eventually took a medical redshirt.

Ware, who was born in New York but moved to Atlanta when he was 14, wasn't seen with the team over the past several weeks. On Saturday, the day after Louisville's season ended with a loss to Kentucky, Ware announced his decision.

"We wish Kevin godspeed," coach Rick Pitino said.

Ware, 21, told ESPN he would seek a school closer to home in Atlanta. Auburn might be the likeliest landing spot since the campus is a little more than 100 miles from Atlanta, and Ware originally committed in 2011 to play for Bruce Pearl at Tennessee but changed his mind after Pearl was fired. The coach was hired by Auburn earlier this month.

Ohio State: Anthony Lee is transferring from Temple and will play next season. The 6-9 forward averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds this season, is set to graduate in May and has one year of eligibility left.

Champion Mules: Daylen Robinson scored 16 of his 21 in the second half to help Central Missouri win the Division II title, 84-77 over West Liberty in Evansville, Ind. Dillon Deck added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Mules (30-5), who won their second national title.

Ware leaving Louisville 03/29/14 [Last modified: Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:19pm]
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