Florida Gulf Coast forward Kevin Mickle and point guard Reggie Reid are not returning to the team next season, the school announced in a release on Friday.
Reid, who just finished his sophomore season as a reserve guard, was "released from his scholarship." The Harlem, Ga. native averaged 2.9 points and 2 assists this season, backing up Brandon Goodwin and Zach Johnson.
"At this time it's in Reggie's best interest to have a fresh start, but we appreciate all he's done for us in his two years," said FGCU head coach Joe Dooley in a release. "We respect the decision made by Kevin to do what he thinks is best for him and wish him the best."
Mickle, a defensive stalwart in the front-court for the Eagles, will graduate in May and then transfer to another school to use his final year of NCAA eligibility. The former Central Connecticut State and Broward College big man averaged just 1.9 points per game this season but anchored the paint on defense. According to @HighMajorScoop on Twitter, Mickle will be transferring to Ohio University of the Mid-American Conference.
It now make sense why FGCU is after a few transfers; the Eagles now have three open scholarships for the 2017-18 season. Let's take a look at a few of the recruits that are on Florida Gulf Coast's radar:
Early this month, sharp-shooting wing Dinero Mercurius of Daytona State College took an official visit to FGCU. The Orlando product played his freshman year at USF before moving to JUCO. He has two years of eligibility remaining and can play immediately. Check out this full story, where he recapped his visit and updated his recruitment.
Last weekend, the Eagles played host to Gardner Webb transfer Laquincy Rideau. The stat-stuffing point guard is looking for a new school to gain more recognition and also plans to visit Oklahoma State, Nevada, and Middle Tennessee. Check out the full story here.
Memphis transfer point guard Keon Clergeot has already narrowed his decision down to just FGCU and UMass. According to the Naples Daily News, the Eagles are working on getting Clergeot down to Dunk City for an official visit.
And at the moment, JUCO forward Shawntrez Davis is on campus for an official visit. The Georgia native originally committed to Texas Tech out of high school but did not qualify academically. Now at of South Plains College in Texas, the 6-foot-9 big man is looking for a school after recently decommitting from Nevada.
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