Point guard George Marshall leaving Wisconsin
DEC 07, 2013 8:43a ET
MADISON, Wis. -- George Marshall, a redshirt sophomore guard, has left the Wisconsin men's basketball program and will explore his transfer options, according a school release Saturday.
"George came and talked to me and he informed me that he wanted to pursue his options of playing somewhere else," Badgers coach Bo Ryan said in a statement. "I told him we would help in any way we could to facilitate his transition to a new school. He's a great kid, from a terrific family and we wish him luck as he continues his academic and athlete career."
Marshall was in position to see minutes in a backup role this season. But he suffered a concussion during a Nov. 15 practice before Wisconsin's game against UW-Green Bay, and he missed the next four games. That allowed freshman Bronson Koenig to step in and fill those minutes. Marshall did not play in the next three games after being medically cleared to return.
Marshall played in only two games this season, averaging 12.5 minutes and 2.0 points.
A year ago, Marshall started the team's first six games before Traevon Jackson took over as Wisconsin's starting point guard. Marshall played in all 35 games last season and averaged 15.8 minutes and 4.1 points.
For his career, the Chicago, Ill., native appeared in 37 games at Wisconsin, averaging 4.0 points and 1.0 assists.
"I love my teammates and the team, and I'm thankful to the university and coach Ryan for the chance to play at Wisconsin," Marshall said in the release. "I'm excited to look for a new opportunity."
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