Former Louisville Guard Kevin Ware to Transfer to Georgia State

(Photo: David Manning, USA TODAY Sports)
(Photo: David Manning, USA TODAY Sports)

Former Louisville guard Kevin Ware will transfer to Georgia State, a source told The (Louisville) Courier-Journal on Saturday morning.

His mother, Lisa Junior, confirmed her son’s decision.

“(We’re) still on our visit here at Georgia State,” Junior told The Courier-Journal. “Kevin has committed.”

Ware announced he’d leave Louisville the day after the Cardinals’ Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky at the end of March, confirming rumors for months that he was on his way out.

In leaving Louisville, the 6-2 guard said he’d like to go to school closer to his hometown of Atlanta. Junior told The Courier-Journal at the time of Ware’s departure from U of L that he’d also consider Auburn and possibly South Carolina.

Ware still must apply for admission to Georgia State and get his paperwork in order, so the official announcement isn’t expected for a few days.

The face of the 2013 NCAA tournament, Ware suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his leg in Louisville’s regional final win over Duke in Indianapolis.

He spent seven months rehabilitating the injury and tried to return in the early stages of Louisville’s 2013-14 season. He suffered several setbacks before Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced in late December that Ware had been shut down for the season.

Ware wasn’t completely healthy again, Pitino said, until mid-March.

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Adam Himmelsbach and Jeff Greer

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