Formerly one of the top 100 basketball recruits in the country, Brantley will transfer from Marshall after sitting out the 2013-2014 season as a academic non-qualifier. A 5-foot-10 point guard from Springfield, Mass., Brantley is leaving the Herd for a junior college in Texas.
Former Marshall G Jaylen Brantley is transferring to Odessa College (JUCO). (HT @TheRecruitScoop) @Jaybrant2 http://t.co/UlIefMB6JF
— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) April 30, 2014
Marshall also lost the tallest member of its recruiting class as Uwadiae, 6-foot-10 center, was granted a release from his letter of intent. Uwadiae spent last season at Kirkwood Community College where he averaged 1.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.
Henry Uwadiae from Kirkwood CC has been granted his release from Marshall, per a sourceCounting those players returning to Marshall and incoming recruits Shane Hall and Jay Johnson, recently hired basketball coach Dan D'Antoni is one scholarship below the NCAA limit of 13.
— Brad Winton (@JucoRecruiting) April 30, 2014