Jeremy Combs To Transfer After Graduation
Junior Forward Played Three Seasons With North Texas
DENTON - Junior forward Jeremy Combs will leave the North Texas basketball program following his graduation from the school later this summer. Combs and new Mean Green head coach Grant McCasland made the announcement today.
"After talking it over with my family, I have decided to pursue other opportunities for my last year of eligibility," Combs said. "I would like to thank the University of North Texas for giving me an opportunity to earn my degree while playing basketball. I will always be grateful for all the support I have received from everyone the last three years. I appreciate coach Benford and his staff for all they have done for me."
Combs will have one year of eligibility remaining and will be able to play right away at his new school. He was plagued by a season-long ankle injury that forced him to miss 16 games, including the final 12 of the season. Combs averaged 10.2 points per game and grabbed 6.4 rebounds per game in 14 games. His best game came against rival UT Arlington after scoring 21 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.
"What Jeremy has meant to this program and what he has accomplished here has been remarkable," McCasland said. "He has always been a team-first guy and I know this was a hard decision for him. I am excited for him and his journey and we wish him nothing but great things moving forward. I loved getting to know him as a person and I appreciated his efforts not only as a player but a student at North Texas."
In three seasons with the Mean Green, Combs appeared in 76 games with 71 starts and scored 914 career points (28th all-time). Combs earned C-USA All-Freshman team honors in 2014-15 and was named All-C-USA second team in 2015-16 after leading North Texas in scoring at 14.9 points per game and rebounding at 10.5 rebounds per game.
"I would also like to thank coach McCasland and the new staff for their understanding and support during this process," Combs added. "I believe they will do great things here at North Texas. I also want to thank my teammates. The University of North Texas and Denton will always be special to me."