Makanjuola granted release from UT basketball

3:37 PM, Apr 20, 2013   |    comments
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Yemi Makanjuola, a center for UT's basketball team, has been granted a release and might transfer to another program.

Makanjuola played two seasons, averaging 1.9 points and 2.6 rebound in eight minutes per game.

In a statement from Tom Satkowiak, Associate Director of Media Relations for the University of Tennessee Athletics, coach Cuonzo Martin said the announcement Saturday came after a mutual agreement.

"Yemi and I came to a mutual agreement that it would be in his best interest for him to get a fresh start with a new program," Martin said. "Yemi is leaving Tennessee on good terms. He's respected by his teammates and coaches, we all appreciate the work he's put in during his time here and I'm confident that he'll be successful."

Makanjuola said it's been a great privilege to be a part of the Volunteer family.

"I want to thank the Tennessee fans for all the support they've shown me, and I hope they'll continue to show my teammates here great support in the future. Tennessee is going to have a great team next year, and that will be good for the fans to see," said Makanjuola. "But the best thing for me right now is to continue to pursue my dream with another school. I'll never forget the memories from my time at Tennessee, but I'm also excited about what's next for me. Go Vols!"

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