UCF Loses Players Due To Sanctions
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Central Florida senior Keith Clanton is returning for his senior season, while fellow seniors Marcus Jordan, Josh Crittle and C.J. Reed have decided to leave the program.
School officials announced the decisions Monday.
The four players were among the UCF seniors given the option by the NCAA to transfer immediately after the Knights' basketball and football programs were hit with sanctions for major recruiting violations. They included one-year postseason bans in both sports.
Clanton, a 6-foot-9 forward, was courted by national champion Kentucky and Florida State, among others, after the penalties were announced July 31.
School officials say the decision of Jordan, son of Michael Jordan, was unrelated to the penalties. He'll continue to take classes at UCF.
Reed will play at Georgia Southern. Crittle's plans are not yet known.