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Larry Brown, SMU losing three freshman to transfer

Apr 23, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

Larry Brown

Larry Brown’s first season wasn’t anything spectacular, and it appears that if next season will be any better, it’ll be with a newer-looking roster.

Jordan Dickerson is leaving the program, as well as Uche Ofoegbu and Blaise Mbargorba, according to’s Jeff Goodman.

All three freshmen played a minimal part, or didn’t play at all, for the Mustangs this past season. Dickerson, a seven-footer from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged less than a point (0.5) and rebound (0.9) while playing 3.5 minutes per game. The 6-4 San Antonio, Texas native Ofoegbu did the same at 0.6 points, but averaged a little more per game on the boards (1.5) in 7.8 minutes per.

Looks like SMU freshman big man Jordan Dickerson is transferring, source told CBSSports. Uche Ofoegbu & Blaise Mbargorba also transferring.

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 23, 2013

Mbargorba, a 6-11 Hightstown, N.J. native, redshirted the season after preseason shoulder surgery.

Three freshman leaving Brown’s program in their first year isn’t a good look, but all three didn’t contribute much and can be replaced. The three transfers represented most of Brown’s first recruiting class at SMU. Now all that remains are Brian Bernardi and Garrett Wilson. With a full year to recruit, Brown has a really solid class coming in for next season, highlighted by two four-star players in Keith Frazier and Sterling Brown.

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  1. bradygazelle - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    SMU has the No. 14 incoming freshman class in the country based on Rivals, including McDonalds All-American Keith Frazier. SMU also had three transfers sitting out last season.

    It has been a well-known fact to anybody to pays attention SMU would have 16 players for 13 scholarships in 2013-4 and three would have to go. 2012-3 was an audition, and Larry has made his decision.

    No real news here, although thanks for the mention and the country should probably start getting used to SMU basketball news.

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