Coveted Memphis transfer Austin Nichols picks Virginia

Austin Nichols is headed to the ACC.

In a shocking twist a few weeks ago, the dynamic Mempis Tiger decided to transfer from the school. Memphis originally said they would form a list of destinations that Nichols was prohibited from transferring to, but the school balked when Nichols’ camp started searching for lawyers.

This weekend, Nichols announced where he’ll play next – Virginia. It’s a huge get for Tony Bennett’s squad, and though Nichols will have to sit out 2015-16, he will be eligible for two seasons for the Cavaliers beginning in 2016-17.

Nichols averaged 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season.