Tuesday, May 11, 2010

49ers getting Georgia transfer

DeMario Mayfield, a 6-5 combo guard, is transferring to the Charlotte 49ers from Georgia, the school announced Tuesday.

Mayfield asked for his release from the Bulldogs recently. He visited Charlotte's campus two weekends ago.

Mayfield will sit on the 2010-11 season in accordance to NCAA rules. He will have three years of eligibility left.

Mayfield, from Carnersville, Ga., was named the Class AAA Georgia Player of the Year in 2009 at Franklin County High by the Georgia Sportswriter Association. As a high school senior, he averaged 23.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game.

Mayfield asked for and received his release from Georgia in March. Mayfield played in 18 of 31 games this past season and only 6 of 18 SEC league games.

"I'm looking forward to bringing a lot of excitement to Charlotte with my hard work," said Mayfield in a statement. "I'm going to give Charlotte my all. I want to come in and just work and build my way back to earning more playing time. The coaching staff made me feel like I was already part of the team. As a group, they just made me feel welcome."

Mayfield is the first player signed by new 49ers coach Alan Major.

"We're extremely excited to DeMario join the 49ers basketball family," Major said. "He gives us good size and skill at the wing position. With a year to sit out, he'll have a chance to expand his game and then have three years remaining." -- David Scott


Anonymous said...

Welcome to Niner Nation DeMario!!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Charlotte!

Anonymous said...

sweet. This guy looks like he can really be a huge asset. Welcome to the team.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Niner Nation.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like he'll be able to contributein a couple of years.

Anonymous said...

I hope he practices well and make Derrio and Jamar better. They are smurfs compared to most A-10 guards and he needs to help them get better against the A-10 guards.
Hey, are we playing a new game called "Where's Jim Utter?" Is David Scott our latest beat writer?