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Socoby to Transfer from UMaine 

Tim Throckmorton

MARK SOCOBY HAS DECIDED TO LEAVE THE UMAINE MENS BASKETBALL TEAM. THE MOVE COMES AS A SHOCK FOR A PROGRAM THAT SEEMS TO BE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITH MANY TOP PLAYERS FROM MAINE.THE FORMER HOULTON AND BANGOR HIGH PLAYER HAS BEEN A MAINSTAYFOR THE BLACK BEARS SINCE HE ARRIVED ON CAMPUS AND WAS A 3rd TEAM ALL CONFERENCE PLAYER A YEAR AGO. HE PLAYED IN EVERY GAME AS A FRESHMAN AND THE LAST TWO YEARS HE’S BEEN THE TEAMS LEADING SCORER.HE JUST FINISHED HIS JUNIOR YEAR DURING WHICH HE SCORED HIS 1000th CAREER POINT.SOCOBY’S OPTIONS AT THE DIVISION ONE LEVEL WOULD SEEM TO BE LIMITED. HE HAS YET TO REDSHIRT, SO HE COULD STILL TRANSFER AND THEN PLAY ONE MORE YEAR FOR ANOTHER D-ONE TEAM.OR HE COULD PLAY AT A DIVISION THREE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY.IF SOCOBY HAD STAYED AT MAINE HE WOULD LIKELY HAVE MOVED INTO THE TOP 10 IN CAREER SCORING IN BLACK BEAR HISTORY.