SEATTLE — First Clarence Trent gave up on football. Now he’s giving up on the University of Washington.
The freshman men’s basketball player told UW coach Lorenzo Romar this week that he plans to transfer to Seattle University. Trent is the second player from last season’s Sweet 16 team to announce his intentions to continue playing basketball at another school.
“He will be in a good situation for himself in that he will be with (SU coach) Cameron Dollar, who was on staff at Washington when Clarence signed with us,” Romar said in a statement released through the school Wednesday. “We’ll still get to follow him and we wish him well.”
Trent, a native of Tacoma, played in 23 games last season and averaged 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds as a deep reserve. He was part of a disappointing freshman class that also included point guard Abdul Gaddy and redshirt C.J. Wilcox.
Last week, sophomore Elston Turner announced his plans to transfer. Turner has yet to pick a school.