Rice Transfer Arsalan Kazemi Looking At Kentucky

March 03, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Rice Owls forward Arsalan Kazemi (14) is congratulated by teammate Dylan Ennis (31) after scoring a basket in the second half against the Houston Cougars at Tudor Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Arsalan Kazemi announced Monday he will be transferring from Rice to a higher-profile school, possibly Kentucky.

Arsalan Kazemi, a 6'7 forward, announced Monday he will be transferring from Rice University to try and play for a higher-profile program, and the Kentucky Wildcats are on his list of possible schools. Kazemi also sent transfer requests to the Texas Longhorns, Oregon Ducks, Ohio St. Buckeyes, Florida Gators and Cincinnati Bearcats.

Last season, the Iranian star was the Owls' leading scorer and rebounder tallying 12.1 points and collecting 10.3 boards per game. Kazemi was the ninth-best defensive rebounder in the country that helped Rice finish with a 19-6 record, including a 8-8 record in Conference USA play.

According to a CBS report, Kazemi is the sixth player to leave the Rice program under coach Ben Braun, as Omar Oraby, Dylan Ennis, Jarelle Reischel, David Chadwick and Ahmad Ibrahim all have moved onto other programs.

For more on this story, check out the SB Nation college basketball homepage or the blog Mid-Major Madness.

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