Czyz to transfer from No. 7 Duke

Associated Press
December 18, 2009


N.C. (AP) — Olek Czyz is

leaving Duke’s basketball team.

School officials said Friday that Czyz is planning to

transfer to another Division I school.

The 6-foot-7 sophomore was primarily a backup forward who

started the first two games this season as the seventh-ranked Blue Devils (8-1)

went to a bigger lineup with guard Nolan Smith serving a two-game


Czyz, a native of Poland who played at Reno High School in

Nevada, averaged roughly 10 minutes in the six games he played, averaging 2.5

points and two rebounds while shooting 58 percent.

The school says Czyz is leaving in good academic standing

and coach Mike Krzyzewski says the program will support him

through the transfer process.