Mississippi State’s Dre Applewhite Transferring to Toledo; Eligible Following 2014 Fall Semester
TOLEDO, OH – University of Toledo Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk announced on Tuesday that Dre Applewhite (Memphis, TN) is transferring to the Rockets’ program from Mississippi State University. Applewhite will become eligible to play for UT following the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year and has two-and-a-half years of eligibility remaining.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Dre Applewhite to our program,” Kowalczyk said. “He is without question a perfect fit for what we’re trying to accomplish here. Dre comes from a tremendous family with both of his parents involved in education. Dre is just like them in that he’s first class in every way. He’s a very good student and a basketball player that I think can impact our program.”
A 6-5, 220-pounder, Applewhite started six of 12 games played this season for the Bulldogs as a redshirt freshman and averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He registered season highs with 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. Florida A&M (Dec. 17) and also scored 10 points with four boards vs. Utah State (Nov. 23).
Toledo is back in action tomorrow night when it hosts MAC East Division co-leader Buffalo (8-4, 2-0 MAC). Tip-off time in Savage Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.