Heramb Checking Out of AU Program

An Auburn men's basketball player is planning to leave the program.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn sophomore forward Matt Heramb is leaving Jeff Lebo's basketball program, the Auburn head coach announced on Friday evening.

Despite attrition at the forward and center position during the2007-2008 season, Heramb's playing time was limited as a sophomore when he averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. He averaged 9.9 minutes of playing time per contest.

For the season, the six-foot-nine Heramb hit 30-58 field goals, including 7-18 from three-point range. He was 14-15 at the foul line.

"Matt has been granted a release from his scholarship,* Lebo said. "I appreciate what he has given to Auburn the past two years, and we wish him the best in the future."

Matt Heramb is shown in action for the Tigers.

Heramb's top performance came in December with a career-best 17 points vs. Alabama State.

With Korvotney Barber and Josh Dollard expected to return at forward along with signees Johnnie Lett and Ken Gabriel, Heramb's playing time was expected to decrease for the 2008-2009 season if he had stayed.
As a freshman Heramb played in 13 games and averaged 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds.


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