Syracuse basketball player Matthew Moyer to transfer

Moyer to transfer from SU

Redshirt freshman announces he is leaving after two seasons with the Orange.
Published: March 26, 2018 | Updated: March 31st, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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Matthew Moyer (2) scored a career-high 18 points vs. Georgetown on Dec. 16.

Syracuse basketball forward Matthew Moyer announced on Twitter that he will leave the university.

“The past 2 years at Syracuse University has been an amazing journey. Thank you to the coaching staff for the opportunity and my teammates! Also the fans have been incredible. My family and I feel it is in my best interest to move on and explore other opportunities. #GodsPlan,” Moyer said in a tweet on Monday.

This comes three days after Syracuse lost to Duke 69-65 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

Moyer, from Gahanna, Ohio, injured his foot before the 2016-17 season and did not play. This year, he averaged 3.2 points in 16.8 minutes per game.

He started the first 20 games of this season until he injured his foot against Boston College on Jan. 24. After that, he was replaced by freshman Marek Dolezaj and came off the bench.

Moyer scored a career-high 18 points in Syracuse’s 72-63 overtime win over Georgetown on Dec. 16.

Once he transfers, Moyer will need to sit out the 2018-19 season before he is eligible to play again. If he goes to another ACC school, then he will need to sit out an additional year. Moyer did not indicate which school or schools he was considering.

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