Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 AT 9:56 PM / Updated at 9:56 PM
McDermott calls release of Calhoun ‘mutual decision’
Steven Pivovar Omaha World-Herald

Creighton coach Greg McDermott called it a “mutual decision’’ regarding the release of recruit Tevin Calhoun from his national letter of intent.

“It’s the best for both parties,’’ McDermott said.

Calhoun, a 6-foot-6 guard-forward from Hill (Texas) College, signed with Creighton in November. The Bluejays also signed guards Andre Yates of Dayton, Ohio, and Isaiah Zierden of St. Louis Park, Minn.

The release of Calhoun puts Creighton at the NCAA limit of 13 scholarship players for next season. McDermott said the Bluejays will continue to look at players prior to the spring signing period.

“If the perfect fit exists, we’ll certainly research that,’’ said McDermott when asked if Creighton might sign another player. “But if we don’t end up signing anyone, we feel good about what we have returning for next season.’’

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  1. just wonderin' says:

    His numbers (from NJCAA website through 29 games) seem to be so-so: 11.5 ppg; 4.2 reb/gm; 2 to/gm.