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One of Murray State’s returning key contributors off the bench last season is transferring. Justin Seymour is leaving the program as a graduate transfer.

Murray State head coach Matt McMahon released a short statement Friday about the decision:

“Justin has informed me of his desire to move back closer to home to be near his family. We congratulate him on earning his Murray State degree and wish him the best in the future. I’m extremely excited about our team and looking forward to the 2016-17 season.”

Seymour started eight games a season ago, and played in 30 of the Racers 31 contests, averaging 23 minutes a game. Seymour netted more than seven points a game, and was second on the team in three-point shooting, hitting 44-116 (37.6%) from deep on the season.

Justin has informed me of his desire to move back closer to home to be near his family

The junior scored 16 points in the Racers OVC Tournament win over Eastern Illinois in March, one off his career-high 17-point performance earlier in the season.

As a graduate transfer, Seymour could join any Division I program with immediate eligibility, if he chose to do so.

The move comes as somewhat of a surprise, at least to the media covering the Racers. According to WPSD Local 6, Seymour’s departure leaves the Racers with one scholarship open for the 2016-17 season.

The Racers roster for next season is already full of fresh faces. Only four players who saw time on the floor in their 17-14 campaign a year ago return: Brion Sanchious, who missed much of the second-half of the season due to injury, Gee McGhee, Bryce Jones, and Damarcus Croaker.

  1. Kevin Kroeper:
    Any way you slice it the Racers will be playing in Nashville on the Friday night of the OVCT. Might as well mark it down now.
OVC Ball
Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24