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Iowa Guard Brady Ellingson Announces He'll Transfer

An Iowa player shooting a free throw.

Iowa basketball will be losing one of its guards to transfer.

Iowa junior guard Brady Ellingson announced Tuesday afternoon that he intends to transfer from the university and use his final season of eligibility elsewhere. Ellingson announced the news on Twitter.

Ellingson, who averaged 11 minutes per game this past season, had this to say about his decision:

"I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Iowa basketball program the past four seasons. I look forward to pursuing an expanded role at another school where I can achieve the goals I have as both a basketball player and student next season.

The friendships and memories I have made at Iowa are something that will last a lifetime. I also want to thank the Hawkeye fans for their support the last four years."

In short, he's looking for more playing time.

Here's his tweet:

Ellingson will be using the grad transfer rule, meaning he'll be eligible immediately wherever he lands.

Iowa, this past season, finished with a 14-19 record. The Hawkeyes posted a 4-14 mark in the Big Ten.