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Tennessee G Trae Golden Says He Is Transferring

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Tennessee guard Trae Golden (11) reacts after the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama at the Southeastern Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama won 58-48. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) Tennessee guard Trae Golden (11) reacts after the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama at the Southeastern Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama won 58-48. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee guard Trae Golden has informed the Volunteers' men's basketball coaching staff that he is transferring.

Golden said Tuesday in a university release that "I had a great three years here at Tennessee, but I plan to play my senior year somewhere else."

The 6-foot-2 guard from Powder Springs, Ga., ranked third in the Southeastern Conference with 3.9 assists per game and was the Volunteers' third-leading scorer with 12.1 points per game as a junior this past season. He started 57 games over the last two years.

Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin said in a statement that "everyone associated with our program wants to see him be successful, and we wish him well."

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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