Report: Memphis transfer Roburt Sallie to visit Indiana

  • 06/23/2010 9:31 pm in

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 21:   Roburt Sallie #3 of the Memphis Tigers looks to make play with the ball during their second round game against the Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 21, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Terrapins 89-70.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Update, Thursday, 8:50 am: Inside the Hall has learned that as of Wednesday evening, Indiana does not have a visit scheduled for this weekend.

According to a tweet by college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman, Memphis guard Roburt Sallie will visit Indiana this Saturday:

Memphis transfer Roburt Sallie – who is eligible this year – is visiting Louisville Thursday and Indiana on Saturday. He has one year left.

The 6-5, 196-pound Sallie, who is planning to receive his degree from Memphis in August, announced his intentions to finish his college career elsewhere on May 19:

“This was a very difficult decision for me because of my love for Memphis – the city and university,” said Sallie. “But, I am moving into a different stage of my life with graduation in August, and I feel it’s time to move forward.”

“I am grateful for my two years in Memphis, and no matter where I go on from here, Memphis and Tiger basketball fans will hold a special place in my heart.”

A two-year letterman for the Tigers, Sallie played in 70 games and made 21 starts. He posted career averages of 8.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals. He shot 43.2 percent from the field, 43.8 percent from the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line in his two seasons in the Bluff City. His 43.8 three-point shooting percentage is a school career mark, while his 119 three-pointers made are just outside the top-10 on that career chart.

Indiana has a scholarship available next season and Sallie, who made ten 3-pointers in a NCAA Tournament win over Cal State Northridge in 2009, has one year of eligibility remaining. He averaged 10.5 ppg and 4.0 rpg in 31 minutes per game as a junior at Memphis.

If Sallie can knock down shots from the perimeter and bring some athleticism, experience and toughness, it seems he’d be a solid addition to the 2010-2011 roster.

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