Sophomore Rayvonte Rice
, the third-leading scorer in the Missouri Valley Conference this past season, was granted his release from Drake and intends to transfer.
Rice, a second-team all-conference selection, averaged 16.8 points for the 18-16 Bulldogs, and he was granted his release by coach Mark Phelps at the end of the spring semester.
"I just had some thoughts over the past couple of weeks. Just talking to my mom, and I felt like if I was going to do this, now was the time," Rice told the Des Moines Register.
Rice has not decided where he will transfer.
Phelps said Rice told him his decision to transfer on Wednesday, and the coach said he had no knowledge that Rice was considering leaving.
Rice is the third scholarship player with eligibility left who has requested his release since the season ended.
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