Former Tennessee center Yemi Makanjuola has enrolled at UNC Wilmington, where he will play out his final two years of eligibility.
Makanjuola spent two seasons with the Vols, averaging 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.0 minutes over a 57-game career.
He was granted a release from his scholarship to transfer from UT on April 20.
Makanjuola, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound native of Lagos, Nigeria, averaged 1.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 29 appearances as a sophomore last season.
UNC Wilmington is coached by former UT coach Buzz Peterson. Houston Fancher, who worked as director of basketball operations for current UT coach Cuonzo Martin last year, joined Peterson’s staff as an assistant coach on April 23.
Makanjuola’s departure from UT coincided with an order of protection being obtained against him by an 18-year-old nursing student.
The UT student claimed Makanjuola held her down and attempted to have sex with her on Feb. 15. The woman was granted a temporary order of protection on Feb. 19, according to Knox County Fourth Circuit Court documents.