UGA's Anyaorah granted transfer

ATHENS — University of Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox announced on Wednesday that Ebuka Anyaorah has requested and been granted a release from the team and will transfer.

“I’d like to wish Ebuka the best as he continues his career,” Fox said. “I really appreciate his contributions to our program during the past year.”

Anyaorah, a 6-4 guard from North Gwinnett, played in 28 of 31 games during the 2009-10 season, his only year of participation for the Bulldogs. He averaged 2.7 points, 1.4 rebounds and 10.5 minutes per game with his season high of nine points coming in Georgia’s win over Florida on Feb. 27.

A stress fracture in his right tibia and the subsequent surgery to repair it, forced Anyaorah to miss the entire 2008-09 season.

“I have enjoyed my time at Georgia, but I have decided to pursue some other options in college basketball in hopes of more playing time,” Anyaorah said. “I just believe that it is in my best interests to explore other playing opportunities. I’ve made lasting friendships with my UGA teammates and I wish them nothing but success in the future.”