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Mercer grants Nwamu release for transfer

Ike Nwamu has asked for, and received, his release to seek a transfer, head coach Bob Hoffman confirmed Saturday.

Nwamu was Mercer’s leading scorer during the 2014-15 season, averaging 15.1 points per game. As a graduate at Mercer, Nwamu will be eligible to play immediately at whatever program he lands with.

“He has gotten his release, and he has had some schools that have shown interest,” Hoffman said. “He’s a fifth-year guy, and he’s graduating, and he’s exploring what’s out there. I want whatever is best for him and want it to work out for him.”

Nwamu played one season with Cleveland State before transferring to Mercer and sat out the 2012-13 season. In 2013-14, he averaged 18.7 minutes and 8.3 points per game before making a big jump in minutes (33.2) this past season.

“We will hate to see him go because he has done a great job for us,” Hoffman said. “He just wants to see out there for him, and we wish him the best.”