South Florida’s Musa Abdul-Aleem to transfer


University of South Florida shooting guard Musa Abdul-Aleem (featured on Ummah Sports in March) will finish his college basketball career at another school as the Bulls transition from one coaching staff to another.

Abdul-Aleem’s playing time dwindled in the latter part of last season under then-coach Stan Heath, who had originally recruited Abdul-Aleem out of Georgia Perimeter College in 2012. While the 6-foot-5 Abdul-Aleem finished the season averaging 4.1 points, mostly as a backup, USF finished with a 12-20 overall record and were last-place (3-15) in the American Athletic Conference.

Heath was fired in mid-March, and was soon replaced by former Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua. Since then, four players from last season’s team have left the program — most recently Abdul-Aleem and rising junior Javontae Hawkins. Stan Heath’s son, point guard Josh Heath, also intends to transfer from South Florida.

Abdul-Aleem graduated in December with a degree in Leadership Studies. He told Ummah Sports that he has been contacted by a number of schools and has yet to make a decision regarding his next stop.

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