Kerry Wooldridge Will Transfer to San Jose State

Kerry Wooldridge, a 6-foot-8, 217-pound redshirt freshman forward from Minnesota, will transfer to San Jose State. Wooldridge, who is from San Leandro, Calif., played in seven games this past season and averaged 0.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.6 minutes per game.

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Kerry Wooldridge, a 6-foot-8, 217-pound redshirt freshman forward from Minnesota, will transfer to San Jose State.

Wooldridge, who is from San Leandro, Calif., played in seven games this past season and averaged 0.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.6 minutes per game.

Kerry Wooldridge decided to transfer to a Division I school, rather than go to a junior college.

He will have to sit out the 2005-06 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Wooldridge will play for George Nessman, San Jose State University's new men's basketball head coach.

San Jose State finished 6-23 last season and lost their last eleven games of the year.

Kerry Woolridge, 6-6 JR SF San Leandro (Calif.) High, recently had his original early list of favorite programs included Oregon, Oregon St., Arizona St., Colorado St., New Mexico and San Diego.

Woolridge said some time back that the issues that would influence his decision was, "One thing that doesn't matter is location -- I'll go anywhere. My relationship with the coach and the players will be important."

When asked about the importance of early playing time, Woolridge replied, "Early playing time is kind of important. I'd like to be able to get some minutes. I'd also like to play somewhere that has an up-tempo system."

Woolridge listed Michigan and North Carolina as the two programs he admired the most when growing up.

Previously, Woolridge liked Oregon, Oregon St., Arizona St., Colorado St., New Mexico and San Diego, which had all expressed interest.

Woolridge was originally quoted, "I like Marquette a lot, since I started hearing from them." We asked if he was concerned at all about going away and Woolridge replied, "I don't have any problem with going away -- I don't want to stay too close."

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