Varez Ward transferring

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  1. lnghrn005

    lnghrn005 250+ Posts

    posted on the texas 247sports website.

    Here is Bobby Burton's twitter post:

    Hookem247.com is the first to report that basketball player Varez Ward is transferring from the #Texas.
    8 minutes ago via web
     
  2. UTeric32

    UTeric32 500+ Posts

    Dam...if true, maybe this is the reason. From his twitter..

    "dnt think my knee will be a 100% ready by the start of the season so if it take sitting out again I guess thats what i got to do "
     
  3. lnghrn005

    lnghrn005 250+ Posts

    I think its doubtful he was able to get back to 100% in this past 10 months, probably will be a while for him to get back to that level, if he's ever able to. Probably felt he wouldn't be able to get minutes with Joseph, Brown, Balbay here this year and then(hopefully)Kabongo, Lewis, and McLellan coming in next year.
     
  4. TXSNOS

    TXSNOS 1,000+ Posts

    Sorry to see him go, but it will give opportunities to others.
     
  5. GemStateJim

    GemStateJim 2,500+ Posts

    Ah, I really liked Varez. Sad to see him go and hope he fully recovers and excels wherever he lands.

    Texas basketball right now ... man, things are looking kinda glum.
     
  6. EJC+1

    EJC+1 250+ Posts

    Good luck to Varez. This was a good business move for him. He was NOT going to contribute that much this year as his injury is an extremely difficult one to recover from. He was also already getting recruited past with Julien Lewis and Sheldon McClellan being committed.
     
  7. warrior

    warrior 2,500+ Posts

    TV in Austin said he is rumored to be transferring to Auburn?
     
  8. lnghrn005

    lnghrn005 250+ Posts

    All signs point to Auburn but I don't think its official, I think its just about a done deal though.
     
  9. Horn69

    Horn69 2,500+ Posts

    Star Telegram said he was transferring to Auburn. That means he would have to sit out a year which would give him time to heal. Staying at UT wouldn't give him that extra year. Sounds like a smart move, though I hate to see him go.

    Hook'em!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. EPThorn

    EPThorn 500+ Posts

    I dont live in Austin so i couldnt see the news, but im not suprised he is going to Auburn. Ward was heavily recruited by then UTEP coach Tony Barbee who took the Auburn job after the NCAA tourney.
     
  11. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell 1,000+ Posts

    Could this be a homesick thing too?? Either way, good luck Varez. I'll never forget his performance vs. Duke in the tourney 2 years ago. [​IMG]
     
  12. salonghorn-70

    salonghorn-70 2,500+ Posts


     
  13. Dewbrewer

    Dewbrewer 500+ Posts

    That was a great game he played against Duke. If it's true about his injury needing more time to heal and his Mother not doing well, then all the best to you Varez. Enjoyed watching you. [​IMG]
     
  14. rosevilleblock

    rosevilleblock 250+ Posts

    I really liked his style of play. He could shoot the three or take it to the whole.
     
  15. TigerPride

    TigerPride 1,000+ Posts

    It's sad that he won't get his UT diploma. Much, much better than Auburn.
     
  16. UTExinPDX

    UTExinPDX 1,000+ Posts

    Best of luck Varez.
     
  17. overmaars

    overmaars 1,000+ Posts

    Thanks for your contribution as a Horn Varez. [​IMG] All the best.
     
  18. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts


     
  19. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Too bad - I thought he added a lot to the mix, but if the knee won't hold up, there's not a lot you can do! Good luck to him!
     
  20. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    I wish Varez all the best. I also wish he hadn't gotten hurt -- he was one of my favorite players.

    Best of luck, Varez, and Godspeed! [​IMG]
     
  21. TexasGolf

    TexasGolf 2,500+ Posts

  22. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    It's weird how something as small as a slip during pregame can change so much for a program.
     
  23. rosevilleblock

    rosevilleblock 250+ Posts

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