Monday, May 19, 2008

So long, Sylla

This from Auburn University athletics media relations. More coming in Tuesday's Star:

Auburn's Boubacar Sylla To Transfer To Wyoming

AUBURN -- Freshman center Boubacar Sylla has been granted a release from his scholarship at Auburn University and will transfer to the University of Wyoming, head coach Jeff Lebo announced Monday.

Sylla appeared in only three games before suffering a stress reaction in his ankle against Kennesaw State Nov. 13. The 7-foot-1, 270-poundnative of Paris, France, averaged 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound in 4.3 minutes per game. He shot 50 percent from the field.

"Boubacar had a very difficult first year at Auburn University," Lebo said. "Along with his season-ending injury, Boubacar had a hard time adjusting to Auburn."

Sylla totaled eight points, six rebounds and two steals in an exhibition vs. Bluefield College and had three points and three rebounds in nine minutes vs. Kennesaw State before his injury.

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