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Ware transferring to Georgia State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The stepfather of former Louisville guard Kevin Ware says the player is transferring to Georgia State.

Wes Junior told The Associated Press that the 6-foot-2 junior verbally committed to the school after visiting the Atlanta campus on Saturday. Ware announced last month that he would leave the Cardinals to be closer to family in the area.

Ware's decision comes a year after he sustained a gruesome right leg injury in the Midwest Regional final against Duke. The injury made him a sentimental figure in the Cardinals' run to the NCAA championship and an instant celebrity.

Ware recovered enough to make his regular-season debut Nov. 15 against Cornell and drive for a basket on his first touch. However, lingering problems from the injury limited him to nine games.


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