Dshamal Schoetz Plans To Transfer

Wake Forest has granted men's basketball player Dshamal Schoetz permission to contact other schools, beginning the process for him to transfer to another institution.

Dshamal Schoetz (pronounced ja-mall shetz) has indicated he will transfer to a Division II or a Division III school, where he would be eligible for the 2003-04 season. A junior academically, Schoetz will have two years of eligibility remaining.

"Dshamal has been a contributor on two NCAA Tournament teams," head coach Skip Prosser said. "He is doing well academically. He is seeking an opportunity for more playing time. I understand that, and I wish him the best."

Schoetz, a native of Cottbus, Germany, played two seasons on the high school level at High Point Wesleyan Academy before enrolling at Wake Forest. He redshirted the 2000-01 season under then-coach Dave Odom. Prior to the start of the 2001-02 season, Schoetz suffered a season-ending knee injury. He worked hard to rehabilitate the knee and saw his first collegiate action in 2002-03.

Schoetz played in six games in 2002-03, averaging 1.3 points and 0.8 rebounds per game. He made 3-of-10 field goal attempts and 2-of-4 free throw attempts.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wake Forest," Schoetz said. "I feel like I made great progress as a person and as a basketball player. I personally want to express my gratitude to Coach Prosser and athletic director Ron Wellman for giving me the opportunity to attend Wake Forest. I will miss my teammates and coaches considerably, but I feel like I need to move on."

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