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Redshirt sophomore guard Riley Dearring will transfer from the Wisconsin basketball program

Slowed by injuries his first two seasons and bypassed by freshmen this season, redshirt sophomore Riley Dearring announces his intention to transfer from Wisconsin.

MADISON – Riley Dearring  is no longer happy sitting on the bench for the University of Wisconsin.

Seldom used during last year’s redshirt freshman season and through 11 games this season, Dearring announced on Twitter that he will transfer from the program.

Despite the lack of depth at the guard position entering this season, the 6-5 Dearring was unable to crack the rotation, appearing in only three games for a total of six minutes. He averaged 0.7 points per game.

He appeared in 15 games during the 2014-15 season, scoring a career-high five points against Boise State on Nov. 22, 2014. He played a total of 39 minutes and scored 11 points last season on Wisconsin’s run to the national championship game.

A former three-star recruit out of Minnetonka, Minn., Dearring committed to Wisconsin over offers from Drake, Illinois State and Northeastern but was a Minnesota Mr. Basketball finalist his senior year of high school after averaging 19.2 points.

Dearring, who will finish the semester at Wisconsin while looking for his next program, is the third scholarship player to leave the UW program since the end of the 2011-12 season, joining transfers Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa) and George Marshall (South Dakota State).

Wisconsin now has two available scholarships for the spring signing period.

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