Jared Savage Moving On

Tuesday night Jared Savage shared his intentions with OVCHoops.com to transfer from Austin Peay.

“I feel like it is best for me and my basketball career moving forward,” said Jared Savage.

The sophomore sharpshooter made 109 three-pointers in two seasons with the Governors.  His greatest week occurred during the Austin Peay OVC Tournament run of 2016.  In Nashville, during his first college postseason game, Savage nailed three triples in an upset win over Tennessee Tech.

The following night, Savage played 35 minutes against Tennessee State in possibly the most ferociously competitive game of the 2016 OVC Tournament.  Savage’s 13 points truly helped OVC Tournament MVP Chris Horton, Josh Robinson, and the Governors advance to the OVC semifinals.

Without interruption Friday night Jared Savage continued his tear.  The freshman scored 21 points in a stunning overtime victory over the Belmont Bruins (20-11).  Savage’s 5-7 outside shooting against Belmont was surpassed Saturday night (8-14 3’s) as Austin Peay captured the OVC Championship over UT Martin.

With so many accomplishments, is Jared Savage definitely departing?

“He is,” said Warren Central Head Coach Will Unseld Wednesday afternoon.  “That is one of my guys.”

New Direction

Austin Peay agreed in terms with Head Coach Matt Figger over a week ago, formally announcing the hire April 7th.

While Terry Taylor (2017 F) re-confirmed his commitment to the program, Jared Savage has elected to move on.

“I will be transferring from Austin Peay next year,” said Savage.

Coaching changes inevitably precede roster changes.  A player could lose his roster reputation, the coach might not want the player, outside coaches might even be attempting to poach the player during the transition (against NCAA regulations).  None of these are certain regarding Jared Savage.

The only detail OVCHoops.com is reporting is the transfer of Jared Savage out of the Austin Peay program.

“Anywhere is an option right now,” said Savage.

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