Rick Pitino gets another fifth-year transfer for 2016-17


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Louisville coach Rick Pitino has had some pretty good luck with graduate transfers recently in Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. They've been the top two leading scorers for the Cardinals this season and the main reasons they've been winning so many games. Pitino has seemingly cornered the market on grad transfers as he's landed former Pennsylvania guard Tony Hicks.

A three-year starter with more than 1,000 collegiate points to his name, Hicks averaged double figures in each of his three seasons with the Quakers. He led the team in scoring in both 2013-14 and 2014-15, averaging 14.9 and 13.2 ppg, respectively. However, he's not playing this year as he's basically boycotting new coach Steve Donahue.

"After speaking with Coach (Steve) Donahue about the best situation for Penn basketball and myself, I have decided the best decision for me will be to take a break from basketball," Hicks said in the release. "I plan to graduate from Penn in May, and then take my next step as a basketball player next year."

That step is going to involve enrolling in classes at Louisville in the summer. The 6'2" guard has been described as an elite outside shooter with a quick first step and that should certainly help the Cardinals next year.

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