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Coveted Memphis transfer Austin Nichols picks Virginia

Feb 19, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Connecticut Huskies forward Kentan Facey (12) guards Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols (4) during the game at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 19, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Connecticut Huskies forward Kentan Facey (12) guards Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols (4) during the game at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis leading scorer Austin Nichols was in the headlines when he made a surprising decision a few weeks ago.

The talented forward was about to named captain of the Tigers. But in a shocking twist, he decided to transfer from Memphis. After the school originally said they would make a list of schools that Nichols was prohibited from transferring to, the school balked when Nichols' camp started searching for lawyers.

This weekend, Nichols announced where he'll play next - Virginia. It's a huge get for Tony Bennett's squad, and though Nichols will have to sit out 2015-16, he will be eligible for two seasons for the Cavaliers beginning in 2016-17.

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Nichols averaged 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season.