Hurt, the Atlantic Sun freshman of the year last season, averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Bisons. The 6'10 forward will transfer to the junior-college ranks and play immediately, with plans to transfer back to Division I the following season without ever having sat out a season due to transfer rules, Parrish wrote.
Longtime Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson resigned in April, and Hurt asked for his release at that point. The Bisons have since hired former Stetson coach Casey Alexander to replace Sanderson. Six players from Northwest Florida State's 2011-12 roster transferred to Division I schools, for the 2012-13 season.
Northwest Florida State's Chris Jones, who was the national junior college player of the year, has signed to play for the defending National Champion Louisville Cardinals next season.