University of Central Florida standout Keith Clanton flirted a bit with transferring out of Orlando after his school was hit with a postseason ban, but has decided to stick around, according to multiple sources. The Orlando Sentinel reports:
UCF forward Keith Clanton will jumping to a new school and is sticking with the Knights, a source with direct knowledge of his decision told the Orlando Sentinel.
“It’s always a hard decision,” Jones said of the dilemma facing the seniors. “… I brought each and every one of them in there and told them, ‘It’s about you. I want the best for you and the right decision for you.’ So I want to respect giving them a couple of days here to really take things in.
“But how could they not want to stay here? We’ve got a great place here at UCF. I love those guys dearly as people as well as players. They’ve really made a great commitment here this summer with their leadership. They’ve still got a lot to play for here at UCF.”
Loyalty is admirable, but it still would have been nice to see him as a Cat. “The Senior With No Downside” won’t be able to help out this year, even though the current crew didn’t exactly need him. Enjoy your senior year, Keith. You tease, you.