Former Auburn player Brian Greene Jr. transfers to FGCU

Former Auburn basketball player Brian Greene Jr. has signed with Florida Gulf Coast.

Greene announced that he was leaving Auburn on May 1. He averaged 4.1 points per game in SEC games in his only season with the Tigers.

He will have to sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

"We're very excited about his potential," FGCU coach Joe Dooley said. "We think he's going to be a great addition to our program as a person as well as a player."

It's a return home for Greene, who was a three-star prospect after he finished high school in Bradenton, Fla.

He scored a career-high 14 points in Auburn's win at South Carolina last January.