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Burge to transfer from LU Men’s hoops

Longwood University sophomore shooting guard Al Burge will transfer to the University of Charleston, head coach Jayson Gee announced Saturday.

Al Burge

Al Burge

Burge, a native of Garfield Heights, Ohio, will continue his college career at Gee’s alma mater and the same institution where Gee held his first head coach post from 1996-2003.

Burge appeared in 13 games in his freshman season as a Lancer, averaging 2.3 minutes, 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds per game. He came to Longwood by way of Garfield Heights High School and the South Carolina Sports Academy, where he spent one postgraduate year after suffering a knee injury during his senior year of high school.

Burge’s departure leaves Longwood with seven guards heading into the 2016-17 campaign, including returners Darrion Allen, Isaac Belton and Bryan Gee; transfers B.K. Ashe, Kendrick Thompson and Isaiah Walton; and freshman Juan Munoz.