Friday, December 16, 2011

Khem Birch Leaving Pitt

The speculation is over. Khem Birch is transferring from Pittsburgh.

The news came as no surprise as many sources have indicated that the 6-8 forward was thinking about transferring for sometime now.

"I enjoyed my time at Pittsburgh," Birch told "I love coach [Jamie] Dixon, had no problem with the staff and the players. It just wasn't the right fit for me."

In 10 games this season, Birch averaged 4.4 points and five rebounds per game along with 1.9 blocks in 15 minutes of action per game.

Before making his decision to go to Pittsburgh, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Ohio State, Providence, Texas, St. John's and West Virginia were all in the picture for the 6-9 Canadian big.

It's unclear where Birch will transfer to next but many rumors have already started that he could be Kentucky bound. We'll have to wait and see.