NEW ORLEANS — After a prolonged waiting period, Tulane’s men’s basketball team is officially losing its leading scorer and rebounder.

Josh Davis will play his final collegiate season at San Diego State, according to

The first-team all-Conference USA selection completed his exams this week and is expected to graduate from Tulane. But he still has one year of eligibility remaining, allowing him to transfer without sitting out for a season. Davis was granted his release in early April, along with five other Green Wave players, but still had the option to return to Tulane.

Coach Ed Conroy has signed three players this spring to make up for the defections, but was leaving a scholarship spot open in case Davis decided to return. Conroy declined to comment on the situation.

The Aztecs earned Davis’ pledge before the 6-foot-8 forward even took his scheduled visits to fellow suitors Gonzaga and Ohio State.

Fellow Tulane transfer Marc Eddy Norelia also has found a new home, choosing Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday. The Orlando, Fla. native played sparingly as a freshman, averaging just 1.8 minutes in nine games as a backup forward.