Missouri's Kadeem Green to transfer

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri says forward Kadeem Green plans to transfer closer to home.

The 6-foot-8 Green averaged 10.5 minutes in 11 games for the Tigers (13-0), who are off to their best start since the 1981-82 season. The redshirt freshman, who is originally from Toronto, missed last season while he recovered from a torn Achilles tendon sustained during his high school career at United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C.

Missouri (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) now has only seven players on scholarship, with only Ricardo Ratliffe and Steve Moore taller than 6-foot-6. Kim English, a 6-6 shooting guard, has transitioned to forward to provide some necessary depth.

The Tigers announced Green's decision on Tuesday. Coach Frank Haith says they wish Green nothing but the best.