Olek Czyz, who entered Duke in the class of 2008 along with Elliot Williams and Miles Plumlee becomes the second member of that class (along with Williams) to leave the program. Williams transferred to Memphis and was allowed to waive the one year NCAA sit-out rule because of family health reasons.
A source confirmed the reason for departure was lack of playing time. Czyz will reportedly transfer in the coming days in order to enroll for second semester. Such a move will allow him to be eligible to play after the first semester next season. Czyz has counseled with the Blue Devil coaching staff in hopes of finding a destination that will allow him to be an 'impact' player next Spring.
The loss of Czyz suggests the Blue Devils will intensify their search and pursuit of wing targets in the current class of 2010. The top target appears to be Oak Hill standout Roscoe Smith. Other players seeing more and more interest include Michigan's Trey Zeigler and in-state prospect Tashawn Mabry.
The 6-foot-7, 240 pound Czyz played in just 13 games as a freshman. He averaged 0.6 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in 2008-2009. In his sophomore season the Poland native appeared in six games - starting two - while posting 2.5 points, and 2.0 rebounds in an average of 10.2 minutes per contest.