Odoh released at UNT; LSU not excluded 

May, 17, 2012
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North Texas has changed its stance on highly-regarded junior college center John Odoh.

Odoh, a Nigerian who led the nation in rebounding as a sophomore at Hill College (Texas), was released from his NCAA letter of intent by UNT head coach Tony Benford, according to a North Texas news release. He is allowed to explore any program not in the Sun Belt Conference, North Texas' current league, or Conference USA, where the Eagles are headed starting in the 2013-2014 school year.

That's a change in North Texas' stance. Last week, athletic director Rick Villarreal said he would not grant Odoh a release to LSU, where former North Texas coach Johnny Jones is now head coach. Jones was North Texas' coach when Odoh signed in the early period. It's widely assumed Odoh would be interested in maintaining his association with Jones at LSU.

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