Holloway Transferring Back To Ole Miss

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A rough week for South Carolina basketball

coach Darrin Horn has gotten even rougher with the news that

coveted transfer Murphy Holloway was granted a release with the

hopes of returning to Ole Miss.

Horn announced the move Friday. Holloway, a 6-foot-7 forward who

joined the Gamecocks from Ole Miss last year, talked with Horn on

Wednesday about his desire go back to the Rebels.

Horn says Holloway was granted his release. Holloway sat out

this season per NCAA transfer rules.

Holloway’s move follows the departures of sophomore shooting

guards Ramon Galloway and Stephen Spinella.

Horn’s leading scorer last season, point guard Bruce Ellington,

announced plans to play football next fall for the Gamecocks before

rejoining the basketball team.