Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that he will transfer to another program.
The past 2 years at Syracuse University has been an amazing journey.Thank you to the coaching staff for the opportunity and my teammates! Also the fans have been incredible. My family and I feel it is in my best interest to move on and explore other opportunities. #GodsPlan pic.twitter.com/E7YFvNR2VP
— Matthew Moyer (@matthewmoyer13) March 26, 2018
The redshirt freshman started 20 games this season, but he left the starting lineup after suffering a sprained left ankle against Boston College on Jan. 24. He missed two of the next three games and never regained his starting spot, as freshman forward Marek Dolezaj took over his starting role.
In the final 15 games coming off the bench, Moyer played an average of 10.7 minutes per game and scored just 1.5 points per contest. He also grabbed 1.5 rebounds and blocked 0.5 shots per contest over that 15-game span.
Moyer redshirted in 2016-17, and he will need to sit out next season after he transfers. That leaves him with two years of eligibility. It’s not known if he already has a list of schools that he likes or not.
His departure leaves Syracuse with practically zero depth, but coach Jim Boeheim does have one of his best recruiting classes coming in for next season. Guard Tyus Battle and forward Oshae Brissett have received some attention in NBA mock drafts, but there’s probably about a 50/50 chance both stay.
If that happens, then the Orange will have back all five starters from their Sweet 16 lineup plus three recruits, including 5-star small forward Darius Bazley.
More than anything, that’s probably why Moyer decided to transfer.