Rutgers men's basketball player Eugene Omoruyi posted a message on his Instagram account saying he will transfer from the program and has requested his release.
Omoruyi, who just finished his junior season, led the Scarlet Knights in points per game (13.8) and rebounds per game (7.2) during the 2018-19 season. The 6-foot-7 forward also averaged the second-most minutes on the team at 29.1 per game.
The 7-13 conference record Rutgers posted this season under third-year coach Steve Pikiell represents the program's best conference record since joining the Big Ten before the 2014-15 season, and they had their most conference wins since the 2005-06 season.
According to NJ.com, nobody associated with the program is denying that Omoruyi is in fact transferring. Rutgers was expected to take a step forward next season, but Omoruyi's departure would likely prevent the team from progressing as much as it hoped.