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Another Iowa basketball player leaves the team


This news story was published on March 31, 2016.
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logo_iowa_hawkeyesIOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced Thursday that freshman Andrew Fleming has decided to transfer and has been granted a release from his scholarship.

Fleming, a 6-foot-5, 206-pound guard averaged 2.2 points, one assist, and 7.3 minutes in 11 games this past season. The native of Nashville, Tennessee, had a season-high six points against UMKC on Dec. 5.

“We appreciate the contributions that Andrew made to our team this past season,” said McCaffery. “Andrew has a bright future, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors. My staff and I will do whatever we can to help Andrew during this transition.”

“I want to thank the University of Iowa for an amazing freshman year full of experiences and relationships that will last a life time,” Fleming said. “I would also like to thank Coach McCaffery, his staff, my teammates, and all the fans for all the love and support this season. I have learned so much, and this season has been an unforgettable year.

“With that being said, and with much consideration and prayer, I have decided to transfer and seek out a better situation for my career as a college basketball player. I have big dreams and want to be in the best situation to achieve my goals. Thank you Hawkeye Nation for welcoming me and everyone else who has supported me this year, but I believe God has an amazing plan for my life elsewhere that is bright.”

Freshman Brandon Hutton announced this week he is also leaving the team.

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