Kentucky guard plans to transfer to OU

Tuesday, May 21st 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ University of Kentucky basketball player Rashaad Carruth says he's planning to transfer to the University of Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-5 inch sophomore guard was a McDonald's high school All-American at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia before signing with the Wildcats. He said he's leaving KU because of a disagreement with Wildcat coach Tubby Smith.

Carruth was not recruited by OU, but said he noticed the team as it advanced in the NCAA Tournament to the Final Four.

Carruth visited Norman last weekend and played pick-up games with current OU players and said he likes the entire team.

Under NCAA rules, Carruth would have to sit out one year after transferring and would have three years of eligibility remaining, beginning with the 2003-2004 season.