Bynum to transfer

Wildcat guard Will Bynum has been granted his release from his scholarship by the Arizona coaching staff. Bynum met with Wildcat coaches on Monday after not making the trip to Oregon.

Will Bynum has not been happy with his diminishing playing time after beginning the season as a starter while Salim Stoudamire recovered from an injury. He chose not to accompany the team to Oregon while trying to decide whether he wanted to transfer.

Bynum came to Arizona as the point guard of the future, but had trouble adjusting to Lute Olson's system and was used more as a shooting guard. The Wildcats brought in combo-guard Chris Rodgers this season and will add the nation's best point guard recruit, Mustafa Shakur, next year.

Bynum is free to transfer to another school, but must sit out one calendar year before being eligible to play.

This season Bynum has averaged 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in eight games, including two starts. He shot 35.6 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from three-point range. In 39 career games at Arizona, Bynum averaged 6.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He shot 34.6 percent from the field and 28.1 percent from three-point range.

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