It was reported Tuesday afternoon that Iowa guard Brady Ellingson, a redshirt junior was going to use his final season of eligibility elsewhere.
A couple hours after the report came out, Iowa issued a release confirming the news.
In the release, Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery thanked Ellingson.
“We want to thank Brady for his contribution to our program over the past four seasons,” McCaffery said. “Brady is a hard worker, a terrific teammate, and a good student. We wish Brady good luck in his future endeavors. My staff and I will do whatever we can to help Brady during this transition.”
The 6-foot-4 guard will not have to sit out a season, as he is a graduate transfer. He will be able to play right away.
Ellingson played in 26 games this past season and averaged 2.8 points per contest. As a Hawkeye — over the past four years — he shot 40 percent from 3-point range.
Ellingson took to social media to thank the Iowa basketball program.
— Brady Ellingson (@B_Ellingson24) March 20, 2018