Michigan Wolverines head basketball coach John Beilein announced Thursday afternoon that senior big man Jon Horford will be transferring from the university for his final season of eligibility.
“Jon has been an integral part of our many accomplishments over the last four years,” said Beilein in a press release from the school. “He brought great enthusiasm, leadership and work ethic to our program. Jon is a wonderful young man, who has a very bright future ahead of him.
“With his graduation this May, he will have the opportunity to play immediately at another Division I program. We will be rooting for him every step of the way.”
Horford played in 107 career games for the Wolverines and started 11 for them over the last two seasons. He was a key contributor at times over the last few years when big men Mitch McGary and Jordan Morgan had injuries.
He stepped in and performed admirably, but down the stretch this year, he seemed to look lost and distracted.
“My time at Michigan has been the most beneficial period of my life in terms of athletic development and overall enlightenment,” said Horford in the release. “The bonds created over the last four years are everlasting, and the memories made are truly priceless.
“As on all journeys, new paths must be taken and intuition must be trusted. I leave Michigan with nothing but love in my heart.”
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