Drake sophomore Rice to transfer
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)
Drake coach Mark Phelps announced Rice's abrupt release Thursday without specifying why he is leaving the program.
Rice's departure is a serious blow for the Bulldogs. Rice was a second-team All-MVC pick last season, averaging 16.8 points. The sophomore says in a statement that leaving the Bulldogs is a decision he felt he had to make.
Phelps says he remains confident about the program's future, adding that Drake fans will be excited by what they see next season.