— Zach LeDay, a 6-foot-7, 245-pound sophomore forward who started 23 games in two seasons, said Friday he’s transferring from the USF men’s basketball program. LeDay played in 32 games last season and started 16, averaging 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds.
As a freshman, LeDay had 13 points and 15 rebounds in a Big East tournament game against Seton Hall. He also had a career-high 17 points against Notre Dame.
LeDay was recruited by Stan Heath, who was fired on March 14 after seven seasons at USF.
The Bulls have since hired former Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua as head coach.
DUKE: Sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.
Hood said in a statement Friday that playing for the Blue Devils and Mike Krzyzewski “helped me grow and develop as a player and a person” to prepare him for the NBA.
“Now it is time to move on to the next level and chase my dream of becoming an NBA player,” Hood said.
The 6-foot-8 Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists after sitting out last year following his transfer from Mississippi State.
KENTUCKY: The school has announced that freshman forward Marcus Lee will return for his sophomore season, joining sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein in bypassing the NBA draft for another year with the Wildcats.
The 6-foot-9 Lee was a key part of Kentucky’s Final Four run and had 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in the Wildcats’ Midwest Regional final victory against Michigan.
TULSA: Frank Haith was hired as basketball coach after he spent the past three years at Missouri.
The 48-year-old Haith said he was interested in helping in the school’s transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference.
Haith was 76-28 at Missouri and is 205-129 over 10 years at Miami and Missouri, including eight postseason trips.
He replaces Danny Manning, who left for Wake Forest after two seasons in Tulsa.