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Warren Central product is tranferring to Western Kentucky following two seasons at Austin Peay

Warren Central product is tranferring to Western Kentucky following two seasons at Austin Peay

Former Warren Central standout Jared Savage is heading home. 

After two years at Austin Peay, the 6-foot-5 swingman is transferring to Western Kentucky.  Savage will have to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules and then will have two final years of eligibility remaining.

Savage, who's father Jermaine is a member of the Austin Peay Hall of Fame, started 28 of 29 games for the Governors last season, finishing with a 10.3 points per game average.  He led Austin Peay with 36 steals and was second on his squad with a 4.4 rebounds average and 12 blocks.  He connected on 41 percent of his field goal attempts, including 36 percent from beyond the three-point arc.  His 84 percent conversion rate from the free throw line was the team high.

He faced the Hilltoppers on Dec. 28 and was nearly perfect in a 97-92 loss at Diddle Arena.  He connected on 8-of-10 from the floor, including 5-of-6 from three, while also hitting all three free throw attempts to finish with 24 points. 

As a freshman, Savage appeared in 36 games, starting seven, and finishing his rookie campaign with a 6.4 per game average.  He garnered OVC All-Tournament honors after posting 24 points and nine rebounds in the tournament championship game.

He averaged a near double-double as a senior at Warren Central, scoring 18 points and 9.4 rebounds per outing.  He was an All-Region and All-District selection.


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