-University of Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis’ Charles Carmouche was granted a medical hardship for a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA, Tigers head coach Josh Pastner announced Wednesday. Carmouche earned his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University in early May.
“Charles received his medical hardship for a fifth year,” said Pastner. “He graduated in May which allows him some options. I will meet with Charles and evaluate what is best for his future.”
Last season, Carmouche played in seven games and averaged 6.3 points and 2.6 boards. The 6-foot-3 guard shot 42.9 percent from the field, 46.2 percent from the three-point line and 72.7 percent from the free throw line.
The New Orleans, La., native started the Tigers’ first four games of the 2011-12 campaign, before sitting out the next four contests due to an internal matter. He saw limited minutes in the first three games after Christmas break (Robert Morris, Charlotte, Tennessee), but then did not play the remainder of the season as a result of severe tendonitis in both knees.
Carmouche transferred to Memphis from the University of New Orleans in the summer of 2010. For his career, he has played in 92 games (75 starts) and is averaging 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists.