The father of Jeronne Maymon, who abruptly left the Marquette men's basketball program last month, said the former Madison Memorial star is nearing a decision on where he will transfer.

Tim Maymon said Wednesday morning his son likely will make his decision by Sunday. A source close to the Memorial program said Jeronne Maymon is headed to Tennessee, but his father said that's not necessarily the case.

"Tennessee is still involved," Tim Maymon said, "but it's not a guarantee."

According to his father, Jeronne Maymon is deciding from a list of schools that also includes Arkansas, Kansas State and UCLA.

Marquette coach Buzz Williams announced Dec. 14 that Jeronne Maymon had left the Golden Eagles roughly one-third of the way through his freshman season. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 4.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 16.3 minutes in nine games off the bench for Marquette.

Jeronne Maymon has yet to speak publicly about his decision to transfer. Tim Maymon has said his son, a two-time Associated Press Player of the Year who helped Memorial win a WIAA Division 1 state title last season as a senior, wasn't happy with how he was being used in Marquette's system.

Tim Maymon, who was scheduled to speak with representatives from Arkansas and UCLA on Wednesday, said he's trying to help his son find a program where he'll be happy.

"We'll discuss what are their plans for Jeronne," Tim Maymon said. "We're not doing another Buzz issue. The whole problem with the whole Buzz situation was he didn't want Jeronne to out-do anybody on that team until his sophomore year. And that shouldn't matter - if he's going to help you, he's going to help you.

"They didn't want to play the game right, so now we're going to watch them lose every game. That's just how it works.

"You don't bring a kid in and not use him the way he's supposed to be used. So this kid has left the state of Wisconsin as one of the premier players in the state. "

Bryan Watson of the Wisconsin State Journal contributed to this story.



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