Source: Dandridge Likely to Transfer

There's been no shortage of rumors about the possibility of MU junior guard Glen Dandridge leaving the program, and a source close to Dandridge confirmed to today that he's exploring his transfer options and is highly unlikely to return to the program for his senior year.

"Word is he will be leaving," said Tony Squire, Dandridge's family friend and former AAU coach told Inside Mizzou Tuesday. "But a decision hasn't been made about where he will be transferring to."

Dandridge, a 6-foot-6 guard from Goochland, Va., was recruited to Missouri by former MU head coach Quin Snyder and then-assistant coach Tony Harvey. He was rated a four-star prospect and the No. 17 shooting guard in the country and was expected to fit nicely into Snyder's offense, which relied heavily on penetration leading to kick-outs for 3-pointers.

"Tony Harvey was the guy that recruited him, and Quin, and they were very high on him," Squire said. "Sometimes these things don't work out."

As a freshman Dandridge played in 30 of 33 games, starting two of them. Snyder left after his sophomore year, though, and Dandridge considered leaving when several major schools – including one that reached the Final Four this season, Squire said – were said to be interested in him, had he decided to leave.

"He turned down the opportunity to go to ACC, Big East programs when Quin left," Squire said. "I don't know if that'll be available to him now."

Dandridge's skill-set apparently didn't mesh well with new MU coach Mike Anderson's fast-paced, pressing system. This past season Dandridge averaged 4.8 minutes and 1.4 points per game while playing in 18 games. In Big 12 play, he averaged only 2.8 minutes. He was also slowed by a stress fracture in his foot, suffered before the season began.

"Glen is a set shooter. More of a set type of style might fit him a little better," Squire said.

Dandridge's likely transfer is strictly a basketball move, said Squire, who said Dandridge is one of the best all-around people ever to come through his program and is on track to graduate in four years. He said Dandridge could possibly transfer to a school in the MEAC and sit out for a season, then play his senior year while working on getting his masters, or could move on to a Division II school, where he wouldn't be required to sit out a season.

"I tell all my guys, this ball will deflate one day, so let's get out there and get this degree," Squire said.

"I think something will happen pretty soon, because there's not a lot of schools with a lot of scholarships left" at this time of year, Squire said, adding that the fact Dandirdge has only one year of eligibility remaining will make him less attractive to some major conference schools that would've considered taking him when he had two or three years of eligibility left.

Dandridge's likely exit is a mutual decision between he and the MU staff, Squire said, adding that the staff is working to help find him a good landing spot.

"I don't think they thought he was the right fit with the style they have," Squire said. "To sum everything up, it didn't work out."

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