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Jameel McKay decides to leave Marquette

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Upon further consideration, Jameel McKay has decided that Marquette University is not the Division I landing spot for him after all.

While specific details remain unclear, McKay, a 6’8”, 210-pound junior forward who committed to the Golden Eagles in November 2012 following two seasons at Indian Hills Community College (Iowa), announced on Thursday morning via his Twitter account that he would be transferring from the university less than one month prior to the onset of the 2013-14 season.

“After long talk with family I will be transferring from MU. Great place and program. Now I’m looking forward to searching for a new home,” wrote McKay. “I appreciate coaching staff and fans no hard feelings at all. Good luck to them this year!”

A Milwaukee native, McKay, ranked as the No. 3 junior college prospect in the country by, was named a NJCAA First Team All-America in 2012 and represented the fifth signee in the class of 2013 for Marquette.

“We are thankful for the trust of Jameel, his family and all of his coaches prior to his arrival here,” said Golden Eagles head coach Buzz Williams, per “We wish Jameel all the best.”

Marquette, selected as the preseason favorite to win the Big East regular season title by the league’s coaches, kicks off its 97th campaign of men’s basketball on Friday, Nov. 8 when they play host to the Jaguars of Southern University.



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