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Coveted Memphis transfer Austin Nichols picks Virginia
Memphis Tigers

Coveted Memphis transfer Austin Nichols picks Virginia

Published Jul. 26, 2015 7:09 p.m. ET

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.

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