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FAMU loses leading scorer to transfer for second year in a row

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Looks like Florida A&M will have to replace its leading scorer due to transfer for the second-straight year. FAMU guard Malcolm Bernard has reportedly decided to transfer, according to WCTV’s Asher Wildman.

“I just wanted another opportunity,” Bernard told the Tallahassee.com. “An opportunity to do something different. I believe to do that, I have to separate myself from FAMU. You have to do what’s necessary, especially when you’re trying to reach other goals.”

Those goals include playing in the NCAA Tournament, something that he doesn’t think will happen at FAMU.

“I really want to get to the NCAA tournament and win games,” Bernard said. “I feel like I have to get there. I need to see how that feels. All of my friends that play, they play on bigger and better teams. They’re in the tournament and they’re telling me it feels great.”

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Bernard averaged 14.1 points per game for FAMU this season. He’ll be immediately eligible to play at another Division I program, as long as its not in the MEAC or one FAMU will play next season, Wilder reported.

FAMU lost Jermaine Ruttley to transfer last season after averaging 17.4 points per game in 2014-15.

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  1. Julius Coxswain

    March 16, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I really hate this trend. Dudes putting up solid to big numbers at a smaller school and then transferring to larger schools with more prestige. The transfer makes it hard for smaller schools to sustain or achieve excellence. In this case, I think Bernard and Ruttley graduated so FAMU's APR should not be adversely impacted.

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