Rutgers point guard Jerome Seagears announced his intention to transfer to Auburn and play for Tony Barbee's Tigers on Wednesday morning, posting the news on Twitter (h/t: Matt Scalici).
I Will Be Attending Auburn University To Finish My Student Athletic Career!!! War Eagle— Jerome Seagears (@SEAGEARS_MADE) May 1, 2013
Seagears, who checks in at 6'1 and 175 pounds, played the last two years at Rutgers and has two years of eligibility remaining. As a freshman, he averaged 25.8 minutes, 7.7 points and 2.5 assists per game. He shot 39.2 percent from the field, 76.5 percent from the free throw line and 33.3 percent from behind the arc. During his sophomore campaign in 2012, his minutes increased to 27.2 per game, but most his other numbers declined. Seagears averaged 6.5 points and 2.7 assists, while shooting 37.0 percent from the floor, 73.8 percent from the line and 38.1 percent from three.
Seagears is able to transfer without sitting out a season due to the firing of Rutgers head coach Mike Rice. Rice's contract was terminated after it was found that he was engaging in verbally and physically abusive behavior during practices.
While Seagears will bring talent to Barbee's roster, his addition means the Tigers will have to let another player go. (UPDATE: It's Brian Greene Jr.) Auburn has maxed out its scholarships, which has already led to the departure of shooting guard Jordan Price this offseason.