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Noriega leaving USF men’s basketball team


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Shaun Noriega, who missed most of the University of South Florida's men's basketball season with a foot injury, is transferring to play his final year with Texas-Pan American.

Noriega, best known for his zone-busting perimeter shooting, completed his USF degree last month, making him eligible to transfer to another program as a graduate student.

Texas-Pan American is coached by Dan Hipsher, a former USF assistant, who recently added his son, Andy, to his staff. Andy Hipsher was a USF assistant during Noriega's Bulls career.

Noriega had 22 points in a 70-69 upset of Villanova in the 2011 Big East tournament. During USF's 2012 NCAA tournament season, Noriega had a pair of 3-pointers in one minute of play during an important 55-48 road victory at Providence.

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