Michigan's Jon Horford transferring, should be eligible immediately
Jon Horford is leaving Michigan and will be eligible at his next school immediately.
Michigan is still awaiting NBA draft decisions on three key players, but the Wolverines are already losing one of their post players.
The school announced on Thursday that redshirt junior forward Jon Horford is leaving Michigan and looking to play his final season of eligibility elsewhere.
"My time at Michigan has been the most beneficial period of my life in terms of athletic development and overall enlightenment," Horford said in a statement. "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."
The 6-foot-10 Michigan native is expected to graduate this spring and should be eligible immediately.
"Jon has been an integral part of our many accomplishments over the last four years," head coach John Beilein said. "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 averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds this past season.
Beilein will now lose both Horford and Jordan Morgan on the inside, and is still waiting to hear from Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III on their NBA decisions.
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