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.