University of Michigan senior forward Jon Horford will transfer for his final season of eligibility, the school announced Thursday. Horford, who is scheduled to complete his degree in May, should be eligible to play immediately, since he will have completed an undergraduate degree.
Horford -- younger brother of Atlanta Hawks All-Star Al -- averaged 3.8 and 4.2 rebounds per game in 13.8 minutes last season for the Wolverines. In his four years with the team, Michigan made four NCAA tournament appearances, including runs to the national championship game and the Elite Eight.
From the university's press release:
“Jon has been an integral part of our many accomplishments over the last four years,” said [head coach John] Beilein. “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.”