View Full Version : Downey is leaving UC

04-11-2006, 02:55 PM

Devan Downey has decided to leave the University of Cincinnati basketball program to be closer to his family. The 5-10 freshman from Chester, S.C. will transfer at the conclusion of the spring quarter at UC.

"This has been a difficult decision because of the great support I have received from the UC fans who have made me feel like family," stated Downey. "I thank them for their support. Family is important to me and I would like to take this opportunity to play closer to home, where my family can see me play."

"I had the opportunity to come home, so I know the value of family," stated Mick Cronin, a Cincinnati native who became UC's head coach on Mar. 23. "We respect Devan's decision and wish him the best both in basketball and in his academics.

Downey, a former state high school player of the year in South Carolina, started 31 of UC's 34 games this past season. He was the teams third-leading scorer, averaging 11.9 points, and leader in assists with a 4.3 average and steals (1.9).