Weber State's Richaud Gittens to transfer to Seattle for final season

Tuesday , April 18, 2017 - 1:41 PM

BRANDON GARSIDE, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Former Weber State guard Richaud Gittens will finish his collegiate career in the Northwest, as he announced his commitment to Seattle University via Twitter on Tuesday.

“I want to thank all of my coaches, teammates, and friends at Weber State for everything for the last four years. I’m going to miss you all,” Gittens said. “I know it’s been a long year with my injury and after deciding to transfer, I got the opportunity to play basketball again.”

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The Seattle Redhawks are a Division I team that plays in the Western Athletic Conference along with Utah Valley University.

Gittens will be coached by Jim Hayford, recently hired at Seattle after six seasons as Eastern Washington head coach. Hayford also hired former Southern Utah head coach Nick Robinson as one of his assistants.

Gittens suffered a Jones fracture in the summer of 2016, then re-injured his foot again in the same spot early in the season and missed his senior year. With no scholarships available for the 2017-18 season, Gittens chose to transfer for his final year of eligibility.

Contact sports reporter Brandon Garside at bgarside@standard.net, on Twitter at @BrandonGarside and on Facebook.com/BrandonGarsideSE.

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