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Utah basketball player Chris Seeley to transfer

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NCAA Basketball: Washington at Utah Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the season of basketball players leaving for the NBA and transfering from schools. The Utes have had plenty of transfers over the last six or so years, part of the national trend of players transfering. It was announced a few days ago that Utah forward Chris Seeley is transfering from the school after his redshirt freshman season. Seeley announced via Twitter his intent to leave Utah:

Seeley’s short career at Utah was hurt by injuries, but he showed a lot of potential to me when he was on the floor. I’m disappointed to see Seeley leave, because I thought his athleticism and rebounding ability was going to be a key skill that this team could use going forward. I’m curious what the reasoning is behind Seeley’s leaving, because it could be a number of things. Maybe he didn’t like the coaching, maybe he was hinted at by the coaching staff his role was going to shrink, leading him to look for other opportunities, there could be any number of reasons.

This past season Seeley averaged 7.5 minutes per game in 20 games played. Fortunately, Utah has a talented recruiting class coming in, and it will be interesting to see how Utah uses this scholarship.

Good luck Chris!