La Salle University Men's Basketball coach John Giannini announced over the last week the transfer out of and into the program of two student athletes. 7' redshirt freshman center Matt Lopez had decided to leave the progam and enroll at another college for the second semester.
A few days after the Lopez announcement, the Explorers got great news when it was announced that 6'1" combo guard Tyrone Garland would be transferring from Virginia Tech to La Salle. Garland played his high school ball at Philadelphia's John Bartram HS and is the third leading scorer in Philadelphia schoolboy history behind only Maureece Rice and legend Wilt Chamberlain. Garland will have two years of eligibility left at La Salle and will become eligible the day after the end of the 2012 Fall semester.