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Rockdale County grad Kevin Ware will transfer to Georgia State

Kevin Ware

Kevin Ware

Former Louisville guard and Rockdale County High School grad Kevin Ware announced via Twitter on Friday night that he is transferring to Georgia State.

It was reported in late March that Ware was leaving Louisville to transfer to another school.

Ware, a junior, got national attention during last year's NCAA Tournament regional finals against Duke when he severely broke his right leg. He wanted to transfer to a school closer to his family in Atlanta.

Ware returned from the injury Nov. 6 during an exhibition game against Pikeville College. He made his first shot, a 3-pointer. He then scored five points in 13 minutes against Cornell on Nov. 15 in his first regular-season game.

Ware averaged just 1.7 points in nine games before he injured the same leg against Missouri State on Dec. 17 and missed the rest of the season.

Ware also reportedly considered Auburn. He once committed to new Auburn coach Bruce Pearl when he coached Tennessee.

Georgia State relied heavily on transfers this season in going 25-9. Kentucky transfer Ryan Harrow, former Virginia Tech forward Manny Atkins and USC transfer Curtis Washington were key contributors for the Panthers.