ATLANTA | Georgia basketball players Zac Swansey and Troy Brewer are leaving the program in hopes of getting more playing time at other schools.
Swansey will be remembered for a twisting 3-pointer that beat Kentucky at the 2008 Southeastern Conference tournament, where the last-place Bulldogs captured an improbable championship.
The sophomore guard began this season as a starter, but his playing time dwindled as Georgia struggled to a 12-20 record and again finished last in the SEC East. The Bulldogs fired coach Dennis Felton in late January and are searching for a new coach.
"I just decided the best thing for me was a fresh start at another school," Swansey said. "I talked about it a lot with my family. We decided that it was best that I transfer somewhere, sit out a year, and start fresh in a new situation."
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Swansey started in 17 of Georgia's 32 games this season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.9 assists.
Brewer, a sophomore guard from Rockville, Md., played in 53 of 66 games during his career at Georgia. This season, he averaged 2.1 points, 0.9 rebounds in just over 7 minutes of playing time, including a career-beat 15 points against Kennesaw State on New Year's Eve.
"I enjoyed my two years at the university, but after discussing the situation with my family, I wanted to seek a better opportunity for more playing time, and to be closer to home," Brewer said.