"Basically once I found out coach [Pat] Skerry left it changed how I felt about going to the school," Tharpe told Scout.com. "I was used to always talking to him and once I found out he left it changed how I felt about the school."
Just a day after his decommitment, Tharpe, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound lead guard, has received phone calls from a number of high major programs.
"I'm excited that I've opened it back up and I can go out there and see what other interest I can get," Tharpe told Scout.com.
Tharpe has a busy camp scheduling coming up, including a trip to Winston-Salem (N.C.) for Chris Paul's camp next weekend. Rutgers and Seton Hall are also trying to get him to visit in the near future.