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Report: Houston imposes transfer restrictions on Danuel House, TaShawn Thomas

Apr 18, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

The Houston duo of sophomore wing Danuel House and junior forward TaShawn Thomas will be allowed to transfer, but with certain restrictions, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

House, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season while Thomas, a 6-foot-8 junior, averaged a team-leading 15.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this past season for the Cougars.

According to Goodman, neither player will be allowed to transfer to another American Athletic Conference program, another program in the state of Texas and the duo is also unable to transfer to a program that plays on Houston’s 2014-15 schedule. All other schools must also be approved by Houston.

Erskine McDaniel, a representative for House and Thomas, told Goodman that the duo will appeal the ban and apply for a waiver to play next season.

In an interview with Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston, House and Thomas said they both take issue, in particular, with the stipulation that both players can’t transfer to another program in Texas.

“I will appeal that one,” House said in the interview with FOX 26 Sports. “I feel they don’t want me to be really successful in the state of Texas unless I am at UH, and it really hurts my heart that they feel that way.”

“I wanted to able to look at schools in Texas so I can stay closer to my family,” Thomas said. “I’m going to appeal that.”

  1. titansbro - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Unbelievable. They want to hold these kids hostage yet still try & refer to them as student athletes. It’s a joke. Newsflash NCAA, if you didn’t allow this kinda crap maybe they wouldn’t be trying to unionize right now.

    A coach making millions can bolt whenever the hell he wants but a student athlete who makes $0 can’t go to another school in his home state? How in the world is this allowed to happen?

  2. doan4u - Apr 19, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Mmmmm! It called a contract. Welcome to the real world.

  3. drtooth11 - Apr 19, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    I hope they crush Huston in the national media like they did Bo Ryan. This happens more than you would think and the national media picks and chooses who to beat on. Lame!

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