Damarcus Croaker to transfer

Evan Berkowitz

Sophomore guard Damarcus Croaker will transfer and has been given an unconditional release from his scholarship, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-2 guard will probably transfer somewhere closer to his hometown–Orlando, Florida—where his 10-month-old son, Damarcus Jr, lives.

After averaging 9.5 minutes per game as a freshman, Croaker has seen a sharp decline in playing time this year. Despite being healthy, Croaker has played in just five of the team’s nine games and has the least time on the floor of any scholarship player.

Croaker was a heralded recruit coming out of high school in Florida, as Rivals.com had him the 105th best prospect in the nation and ESPN.com had him ranked the sixth best in Florida.

He has just eight points on the year, on 3-of-10 shooting.