Saturday, April 5, 2014

Denzel Ingram transferring from Charlotte 49ers

Sophomore guard Denzel Ingram is leaving the Charlotte 49ers basketball program and will transfer, the school announced Saturday.

Ingram, who started 10 games last season, averaged 8.1 points and was third in Conference USA in 3-point shooting percentage (44.1 percent).

Ingram would have had to find time in a crowded 49ers backcourt next season, with starting point guard Pierria Henry returning along with shooting guards Terrence Williams, Shawn Lester and Ivan Benkovic. Florida transfer Braxton Ogbueze is a likely starter, and he will be joined by freshmen guards Keyshawn Woods and Torin Dorn, both of whom figure to push for playing time.

Ingram, an all-state player at Chapel Hill High, played in all 28 games last season and scored a career-high 20 points against Georgia Tech.

“We would like to thank Denzel for all his efforts and contributions to our program,” coach Alan Major said. “We want to wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Charlotte 49ers back with WFNZ

The Charlotte 49ers have signed a three-year deal to return to Charlotte's WFNZ (610-AM) to broadcast men's basketball and football games.

The deal also includes pre-game and coaches shows throughout both seasons, as well as a daily "49ers Minute" during the morning drive. Some baseball and women's basketball games will also be included. If there is a conflict with WFNZ's broadcast of Charlotte Hornets' NBA games, 49ers games will move to sister station WBCN (1660-AM).

The deal was brokered by IMG College, the 49ers' media rights holder. 49ers basketball games were broadcast on WFNZ from 1994 through 2011, when they switched to  WZGV (730-AM). That three-year contract is expiring this spring, with WZGV switching to Appalachian State football and basketball.