Former Citadel basketball player Rae Robinson will transfer to Charleston Southern to continue his career, he said Thursday.
Robinson, a 6-3 guard from Goose Creek High School, will sit out the 2014-15 season and have two seasons of eligibility remaining at CSU.
"They've been talking to me since I decided to transfer," said Robinson, who was a standout in basketball and football at Goose Creek. "I've known coach (Barclay) Radebaugh for a long time. Charleston Southern is close to home, so it's an opportunity I had to take."
Robinson played in 26 games for The Citadel last year, averaging 11.4 minutes, 2.9 points and 1.4 rebounds. As a freshman in 2012-13, he started 10 games and played in 19, averaging 20.2 minutes, 4.5 points and 2.1 rebounds.
Charleston Southern will lose senior guards Arlon Harper and Saah Nimley after the 2014-15 season, potentially opening some playing time for Robinson.
"The last few years, CSU has been on the rise," Robinson said. "I feel like I can go in there and make an impact when I'm eligible. Sitting out a year will give me a chance to get bigger and faster and stronger, and give me a chance to get my grades up and get to know the system, the school and the players. It's a perfect set up for me to go out and play my best."
Radebaugh cannot yet comment on Robinson's transfer due to NCAA rules.
Robinson is the fourth Citadel player to leave the school since the Bulldogs ended the 2013-14 season with a 7-26 record. Forward Matt Van Scyoc, the top Bulldogs' scorer, will play at Indiana State after being found guilty of an honor violation, and is the most serious loss.
Reserve forward Dylen Setzekorn, who graduated from The Citadel in three years, is headed to North Georgia as a grad-student transfer, seeking more playing time. Nate Bowser, a 6-9 freshman who played in only 12 games last season, apparently will give up college basketball.
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