UPDATE: According to Sibert’s Brother, Sibert will discuss his future with Head Coach Thad Matta today.
This story is apparently not as cut and dried as reported. Jordan Sibert just tweeted the following,
Stay tuned as we continue to follow this story.
It looks like rumblings that started as soon as the Buckeyes exited the NCAA Tournament are actually true. After stating that he hasn’t thought about transferring but was going to explore all options at the end of the season, it looks like sophomore Jordan Sibert will take his skills to Dayton and become a member of the Flyers basketball program.
According to the Dispatch’s Bob Baptist, A source has comfirmed that Sibert will be released from his scholarship as early as this week and plans to transfer down the road.
Former Ohio State Assistant Archie Miller, who recruited Sibert out of Cincinnati is heading into his second season as the Flyers head coach and really could use some shooting depth.
Of course, it was Sibert’s struggles to shoot the long ball that led to him sitting on the bench for the second half of the season. After a successful season during his first year on campus, the slated starter shot just 30% from the floor this season, and really struggled on the defensive side of the floor. Eventually in camp, Lenzelle Smith Jr. won his spot on the floor, and Sibert really never rebounded from that.
Alongside Jared Sullinger, J.D. Weatherspoon, and Aaron Craft, Sibert was a national champion at the AAU level as a member of the All-Ohio Red.
What looks to be the start of an already interesting off-season, Baptist also notes that Weatherspoon is also considering a transfer now that Sullinger has declared for the NBA.
Thad Matta has three open scholarships for the 2012 season at this point. With the signing period on it’s way tomorrow, we’ll learn more from potential recruits on their intent. Stay tuned as we’ll break down some of those possibilities later this evening.