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Alabama Announces Transfer Of Brandon Austin And Nick King

Two Alabama payers are transferring from the program.

Alabama sophomore guard Brandon Austin and redshirt junior Nick King announced their intent to transfer from the basketball program. Head coach Avery Johnson announced the news that the two will not be with the Crimson Tide next year.

Johnson released a statement on the two players:

"Brandon and I met on Wednesday and he informed me of his plans to transfer to another school," Johnson said. "He talked about the experience he had at the University of Alabama and what a privilege it was to work with our staff and playing alongside his teammates. After talking it over with his family, he felt it was in his best interest to pursue his education and basketball career at another school. We enjoyed working with Brandon. He is a person of great character, is very coachable and he has the desire to continue to get better. He will be an asset at whatever school he decides to go and we wish him and his family all the best."

"After meeting with Nick on Wednesday, he informed me that after graduation he intends to transfer as a postgraduate player," Johnson said. "This is a similar situation to Michael Kessens last season and we hope Nick's transfer will be as smooth and successful. Nick sat out a season in our redshirt program and he significantly improved on and off the floor. This past year, his season was unfortunately cut short due to a health situation. We really enjoyed working with Nick and getting to know his family. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward."

Austin averaged 1.4 points in 8.7 minutes per game during his two-year stint with the Crimson Tide. King, who was the No. 42 recruit in the 2015 class according to 247Sports, transferred from Memphis but never found solid ground with Alabama.

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