Floyd North III to Leave the Men's Basketball Program

March 18, 2003

Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State University sophomore men's basketball student-athlete Floyd North III has elected to transfer, Beaver head coach Jay John announced Tuesday.

North started 21 of 28 games in the recently completed season, averaging 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. He shot .383 from the field, including .245 from three-point range.

'I appreciate all that Floyd has done for this program,' John said. 'We wish him well in the future.'

North appeared in 57 games for his two-year Oregon State career. He scored a total of 284 points (5.0 avg.), had 184 rebounds (3.2), and started 33 games. His career shooting percentages included .435 from the field overall and .316 from three-point range.

The 6-4 guard/forward was recruited by former OSU head coach Ritchie McKay. He came to the program from St. Augustine High School in San Diego where he scored 2,039 career points. North left high school as one of only five individuals to reach 2,000 points in San Diego County history. He was the San Diego Tribune Player of the Year as a senior.

North would be immediately eligible should he transfer to a program at the Division II, III, or NAIA level. He would be required to redshirt for the 2003-2004 season if he enrolls at another Division I institution, in accordance to NCAA rules. He has two years of eligibility remaining at all levels.

The loss of North leaves the program with four open scholarships. The late signing period is April 16-May 15.

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