UConn guard Terrence Samuel to transfer

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn says point guard Terrence Samuel has been granted his release from the team and plans to transfer.

Samuel averaged just more than 20 minutes a game backing up Ryan Boatright for the Huskies, who went 20-15 last season and lost in the first round of the NIT.

During his two years at UConn, Samuel appeared in 65 games, starting eight. He averaged 3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

Coach Kevin Ollie wished him well, saying in a statement Thursday night that Samuel gave his best ''on the court and in the classroom.''

He is the second player to transfer from UConn in the offseason. Forward Rakim Lubin left the team last month.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.