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Report: High Point Denying G Andre Fox's Transfer Request

A detail of the net and basket prior to the Georgetown Hoyas playing against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

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An NCAA program is reportedly blocking its top player from transferring.

Guard Andre Fox led High Point in scoring this season, averaging 15.7 points per game. Fox also shot nearly 43 percent from three-point range and grabbed 4.8 rebounds per contest.

Earlier this month, High Point head coach Scott Cherry and the school mutually agreed to part ways after nine seasons. That left Fox looking to transfer.

According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, High Point is currently denying Fox's transfer request. This is happening as the school is on the verge of hiring Tubby Smith to be its head coach.

Fox would have to sit out next season and would then have one year of eligibility remaining.

Even with Fox not being a graduate transfer, one would have to imagine he would be pretty coveted on the market. He's averaged double-figures each of the last two years and his shooting has gotten markedly better every year he's been in college.

While Fox could always change his mind about leaving once he meets the new coach, if he does still want to transfer, we expect High Point to grant his request.

Schools usually only play hardball for so long before the bad PR gets them.

The transfer market is already loaded this offseason. It should be an interesting recruiting period.