Dec 9, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Montay Brandon (5) moves the ball past Maine Black Bears guard Xavier Pollard (12) during the first half of the game at Donald L. Tucker Center. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Maine SG Xavier Pollard will transfer to major Division 1 program


The list of players on the transfer list has reached the hundreds in college hoops, but one of the more accomplished names “on the market” was revealed on Tuesday night, as Maine shooting guard Xavier Pollard confirmed his release from the school.

Here is a portion of the text from the released statement, courtesy of Maine head coach Ted Woodward:

“After meeting with Xavier today, we agreed it would be in his best interest to look at transferring at this time. We wish him the best of luck in his future academic and athletic endeavors.”

This is a bad look for a Maine program that had a disastrous season at 6-23, but for a player like Pollard, it could be a big break. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard averaged nearly 15 points and 5 rebounds per game in the America East this season, and with some increased exposure, he could have the pedigree to become a professional (even if it is overseas) after his college playing career ends.

It is likely too early speculate on future destinations, but with only one year of eligibility remaining, he won’t have the luxury to miss on his next choice.

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