Vandy freshman Sheldon Jeter wants to transfer to a school closer to his home of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania because of some personal issues with his family. Vanderbilt’s head coach Kevin Stallings has granted him a release, and in a statement through the school, said the following: “Sheldon has indicated that he’d like to play closer to home, and we wish him the best.” Sounds fine, right?
Wrong. Beaver Falls is a suburb of Pittsburgh, about 40 miles out. Pitt is the biggest major college basketball program in the area, and for some reason, Kevin Stallings is blocking Jeter’s transfer to Pitt, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Why does Stallings not want Jeter to go to Pitt? Who knows. There are message board rumors that Pitt actually knew about Jeter’s intent to transfer there before Vandy granted his release, which could be considered tampering, but there is no concrete evidence of that. Now, Jeter’s only option if he really wants to enroll at Pitt is have his family pay for the first year, and then accept a scholarship for the remaining three years.
Stay classy, Kevin.