ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Tuesday, March 29) sophomore forward Ricky Doyle requested and was granted his release from the University and plans to transfer for his final two seasons of eligibility.

“Ricky is a tremendous young man with very high character and plenty of potential to develop into being a fine college player,” said Beilein. “We have enjoyed coaching him over the past two years and wish him nothing but the best.”

“My time at Michigan has very special to me and my family,” said Doyle. “Coach Beilein took a chance on me and I will forever be grateful for that. It was a difficult decision for me to make, however, I just feel this is the best decision moving forward. I will forever carry a special place in my heart for the Maize and Blue. Go Blue!”

Doyle missed just one game over the last two seasons, playing 67 of a possible 68 with 30 starts. For his career he averaged 4.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and shot 62.4 percent from the field.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Doyle will have to sit out the 2016-17 season before becoming eligible.

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