Fox Sports.com basketball reporter Jeff Goodman tweets that Memphis transfer Roburt Sallie will be visiting Louisville on Thursday and Indiana on Saturday. We’re trying to get confirmation on this, though that might not be achievable until tomorrow. Regardless, here’s what we know about Sallie.
Sallie is graduating from Memphis in August, so he can transfer without sitting out a year and he has one year of eligibility remaining. A 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing guard, Sallie averaged 10.5 points per game last season, which was good for third on a Memphis team that finished 24-10 and won a game in the NIT. He also averaged 4.0 rebounds and just under two assists per game. He also led the Tigers with 64 3-pointers, shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc.
The 24-year-old Sallie is a native of Sacramento, Calif. After averaging 21.6 points per game in his final year at Sacramento Valley High School, he spent two years at North Carolina prep schools, first on a prep school national championship team at Laurinberg Prep, then on a Patterson School team that finished the year ranked No. 3 in the country. He played junior college ball at the City College of San Francisco for a year, earning California Junior College Player of the Year honors by scoring 15.6 points per game. In his first year at Memphis, he averaged 5.8 points per game as a reserve, but shot 47 percent from beyond the 3-point arc to set a school record. His 55 3-pointers ranked second on the team.