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John Beilein announced this afternoon that sophomore center Ricky Doyle is leaving the program.

After a season in which his playing time cut significantly and a battle with health issues stemming from his sleep apnea, Ricky Doyle has decided it's time to move on.

Ricky Doyle's time in Ann Arbor has officially come to an end. Early Tuesday afternoon Michigan headman John Beilein announced that the sophomore big man will be transferring.

"Ricky is a tremendous young man with very high character and plenty of potential to develop into being a fine college player," said Beilein. "We have enjoyed coaching him over the past two years and wish him nothing but the best."

"My time at Michigan has very special to me and my family," said Doyle. "Coach Beilein took a chance on me and I will forever be grateful for that. It was a difficult decision for me to make, however, I just feel this is the best decision moving forward. I will forever carry a special place in my heart for the Maize and Blue. Go Blue!"

Doyle ends his Michigan career having averaged 4.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 67 games. With his departure the Wolverines are now down to the NCAA mandated limit of 13 scholarship players for the 2016-2017 season.


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