Per multiple reports, Arizona State Sun Devils wing Sam Cunliffe is transferring out of the program.
Arizona State freshman Sam Cunliffe will transfer, sources told ESPN. Averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) December 12, 2016
Freshman wing Sam Cunliffe has requested his scholarship release from ASU. Averaged 9.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg. First reported by @GoodmanESPN .— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) December 12, 2016
Arizona State freshman Sam Cunliffe will transfer, per a source. Averaged 9.5 points through the first 10 games.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) December 12, 2016
Cunliffe, a freshman out of Seattle, averaged 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds across the first 10 games of the 2016-17 season for Arizona State.
The team’s fifth-leading scorer, Cunliffe played at least 20 minutes of each game save for the first two contests of the season. His best game came in a 23-point outburst against The Citadel, but the guard also had back-to-back 14-point efforts in the team’s next two outings.
A four-star recruit out of high school, Cunliffe held offers from Gonzaga, Utah, and Colorado (among others) before deciding on the Sun Devils.
This year’s team is off to a 6-4 start, fresh off a road upset of San Diego State on Saturday.
UPDATE: Cunliffe issued this statement via Twitter on Monday night, seemingly indicating that a decision to transfer was not definite.