Charleston guard Barry to graduate, transfer


Charleston Cougars guard Canyon Barry, the son of former NBA great Rick Barry, will graduate this summer and transfer elsewhere for his final season of eligibility.

The 6-foot-6 Barry, who averaged 19.7 points per game before a season-ending shoulder injury in January, will graduate with a 4.0 GPA. He redshirted his freshman season.

Barry will be eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer student and likely will be pursued by numerous high-major schools.

“Decisions of this magnitude are never easy and today is bittersweet for me,” Barry said in a statement. “I informed Coach [Earl] Grant and my teammates that I plan on graduating from the College of Charleston this summer and pursue a master’s degree in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering or physics. I am hoping to use my last season of basketball eligibility to start work on my master’s program.”

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