Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Magley heading to Tulsa

Bradenton Christian alum D.J. Magley is taking his college game to the University of Tulsa, according to a story on
A center, Magley is transferring to the Golden Hurricane program from Western Kentucky and will sit out the 2009-10 season, the story said.
During his freshman season at Western Kentucky, the 6-foot-9 Magley made 33 starts and averaged 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds a game in helping the Hilltoppers reach the Sweet 16.
But Magley's role diminished under new coach Ken McDonald - the former Panther started just once and averaged 10.9 minutes in 34 games. The Hilltoppers lost to Gonzaga in the second round of this year's NCAA tournament.
Magley was one of three players to leave WKU in April.
"He played for a great man his first year who treated the kids with respect, and they went to the Sweet 16," D.J.'s father, David, told The Bradenton Herald in April. "They went to the round of 32 this year because they had to use big men. He came up big in big games. You don't begrudge a coach for winning, but he needs more touches. It wasn't a good fit for him."
Tulsa went 25-11 last season, reaching the second round of the NIT, and 12-4 in Conference USA, falling to Memphis in the championship game.
Magley left BCS as the program's all-time leader in scoring, rebounds, assists and blocks. He helped the Panthers to a pair of district titles, four regional championship games and two Class 1A final fours.

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