According to James Cimburek of the Yankton Daily Press, Colton Iverson has asked for and been given a release from his scholarship with the Gophers. Cimburek was notified via e-mail from Iverson’s father.
This is a surprising, though hardly shocking development. Iverson struggled much of the season, and lost his spot in the starting line-up towards the end of the season despite being one of only five non-freshman scholarship players. Since he will be entering his senior season, he would have only one more season of eligibility, and would need to sit out this coming season to play again at the Division I level. It wouldn’t be surprising at all if he transfers to a Division II school. If he does that, he would be eligible to play immediately.
Transfers are rarely good for a program, but the Gophers do have plenty of depth in the front court, and with Maurice Walker back from an injury and red-shirt freshman Elliot Eliason eligible this coming season, there likely wasn’t much playing time available for the would be senior center.