Spartans' Garrick Sherman transferring

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State center Garrick Sherman is transferring.

The school made the announcement Monday. He averaged 12 minutes, three points and 2.6 rebounds a game last season as a sophomore.

Sherman says he believes it is time for a fresh start. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says he met with every player after the season and Sherman later chose to leave after talking with his family.

Sherman averaged nearly 24 points and 16 rebounds two years ago as a senior at Kenton High School in Ohio.

He played in 70 games, starting 29, for the Spartans and averaged 2½ points and two rebounds a game.