NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 11: Kedren Johnson #2 of the Vanderbilt Commodores passes over Brett Kingma #12 of the Oregon Ducks during their game at Memorial Gymansium on November 11, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt defeated Oregon 78-64.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Brett Kingma will be transferring from the Oregon Ducks to play for the Washington State Cougars.
We have ourselves a Pac-12 intra-conference transfer alert! Brett Kingma will be staying in the Pacific Northwest, and makes the move from the Oregon Ducks to the Washington St. Cougars. Christian Caple of the Spokesman-Review has this report on Kingma needing to sit out a year before being eligible to play.
Kingma was granted his release by Oregon in early June. He will have to sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules — though intra-conference transfers are sometimes forced to sit two seasons, that rule is rarely enforced and my assumption would be that it won't be here — and should be available to play as a redshirt sophomore in the 2013-14 season.
Kingma saw limited action last year at Oregon in his first year on the floor, averaging just over three points per game in just over nine minutes. With Dominic Artis coming in as the prohibitive favorite to start at the point, Kingma figured it'd be best to try a new spot for him to emerge as a starting point. Washington State definitely has their share of guards, so Kingma will have to fight to earn a spot in the starting rotation.
Check out the college basketball YouTube channel below and see if you'd be willing to subscribe to the videos.