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Vols' Makanjuola Granted Release To Transfer

Updated: Apr 20, 2013 11:07 AM CDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Center Yemi Makanjoula is on his way out of Tennessee after being granted a release to transfer.

Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin announced Saturday in a university release that "Yemi and I came to a mutual agreement that it would be in his best interest to get a fresh start with a new program." Martin said Makanjuola was leaving Tennessee on good terms.

Makanjuola, a 6-foot-9 native of Nigeria, averaged 1.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 8.0 minutes in his 2-year career at Tennessee. He averaged 1.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 7.8 minutes in 29 appearances off the bench this season.

Makanjuola said it was a "great privilege" to play at Tennessee but added that "the best thing for me right now is to continue to pursue my dream with another school."

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