Later, Joey (we think)

By now you’ve all seen the news, reported first in the Twin-Fall Times News, that Joey Shaw has apparently left the Indiana basketball program so that he can transfer to Southern Idaho, a JUCO power, and play with two former AAU teammates.

As we reported a month ago, Shaw spent much of the spring semester trying to figure out if Indiana was the right place for him. Friends and family back home in Arizona were adamant that the 6-6 swingman deserved more playing time. They swore that Joey was being used in a role that didn’t best suit him; as a slasher instead of a shooter.

Indiana head coach Kelvin Sampson, meanwhile, wanted Joey to stay.

With this announcement, which was made by the Southern Idaho coaching staff, it appears that Shaw has opted to attend junior college for a year and then transfer back to a Division I NCAA school to finish out his two years of eligibility. Had he opted to transfer directly to another DI school he would have had to sit out for a year since he has already expended his redshirt year.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this story right now is that IU has said it will have no comment on the situation. They won’t confirm that Shaw has been released from his scholarship and are directing all requests to the sports information director at Southern Idaho.


  1. Even though Joey was a pretty strong athlete, I think he could have done a lot better. It’s a good thing he’s leaving, though. He knew he wouldn’t get much PT with Gordon coming in, and I think he’ll have the opportunity to shine at a smaller school.

  2. Joey is following in my footsteps; and we all know how “BIG ROB” is gonna tear up the C-USA this upcoming season. Joey your gonna be just like me one day; OWNING the small “little” schools out there in their little tiny conferences. And yes, that includes Memphis! BIG ROB out, aiiigggght dog.

  3. I wish him well. I really enjoyed watching him play,
    and also thought he didn’t get enough of a chance
    to show his skills.

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