Junior Forward Engen Nurumbi to Transfer

Minnesota junior forward Engen Nurumbi has decided to leave the team and transfer from the University. The native of Kinsasha, Congo, transferred to Minnesota from Arizona Western. Nurumbi appeared in nine games for the Golden Gophers. He is expected to land at Division II Grand Canyon and talked to their coaches this past Tuesday and would not have to sit out an entire season with the move.

Engen Nurumbi averaged just 0.7 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in 2.4 minutes per game this season for Minnesota.

"We understand Engen's desire to transfer and wish him the best," interim head coach Jim Molinari said. ‘We appreciate his efforts during his time here."

The Gophers are 7-11 this season and face Northwestern Saturday.

Grand Canyon has produced two former NBA players in Bayard Forrest from 1977-79 with the Phoenix Suns and Horacio Llamas to the Phoenix Suns 1996-99. Former NBA standout Paul Westphal, who has also coached the Suns and Supersonics, was previously the Grand Canyon head coach.

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