Sophomore point guard Wayne Simon is transferring from AU and will continue his basketball career elsewhere.
Simon, who committed to the Eagles two years ago over Eastern Illinois, James Madison, Northeastern, Tulane and Tulsa, was part of an AU recruiting class that included center Tony Wroblicky and transfers Charles Hinkle and Troy Brewer.
Simon did not respond for a request for comment.
The 5-foot-10, 155-pound floor general averaged 7.7 minutes per game this season. Simon was in a backup role to starting point guard Daniel Munoz, who started 31 of 32 games while leading the team in assists.
Simon’s departure means the Eagles have no experienced backup for Munoz. With no underclassmen point guards on the roster and no point guard commitments in AU’s incoming recruiting class, Head Coach Jeff Jones will be working hard on the recruiting trail to find AU’s future floor general.
Simon posted a season-high five points against Holy Cross Feb. 11, and saw the most action in a Feb. 4 win at Colgate, when he played 20 minutes.