Update: Both the school and Golden have released statements. Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin had this to say:
“We want nothing but the best for Trae. Everyone associated with our program wants to see him be successful, and we wish him well.”
“I had a great three years here at Tennessee, but I plan to play my senior year somewhere else this fall. I really appreciate the staff and all the great support from Vol fans. I’m definitely going to miss my teammates. I want them to have nothing but success in the future.”
Golden’s teammate, Tobias Harris, posted a somber message and photo to his Instagram account:
— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) May 7, 2013
Earlier: Tennessee’s junior point guard Trae Golden will be transferring from the school ahead of his senior season, CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish is reporting this afternoon. The school has not yet made an announcement.
Golden averaged 12.1 points and 3.9 assists per game this past season with the Vols. He has been the team’s starting point guard the past two seasons.
More as we learn it.