Meyer, Stokes granted transfer releases

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 09, 2014 5:00 AM

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Iowa men’s basketball head coach Fran McCaffery announced Tuesday that forwards Darius Stokes and Kyle Meyer were granted releases to transfer from the program.

Stokes spent four years with the program but didn’t receive a scholarship until the 2013-14 season. The Cedar Rapids native averaged 0.4 points and 0.7 rebounds in 38 career games as a Hawkeye. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

“Darius is a tremendous individual who helped our program in a variety of ways the last four years,” McCaffery said in a release. “In addition to improving his skills each year, he provided incredible enthusiasm and energy in practices and on game days. Darius would like to take advantage of graduating in May and continuing his career at an institution that will provide him an opportunity for more playing time.

“We are thankful and appreciative of his commitment the past four years and wish Darius all the best moving forward.”

It had previously been reported that Stokes would leave the program after he graduates this May, but the official word on Meyer was not yet released until Tuesday.

Meyer, an native of Alpharetta, Ga., redshirted his first year at Iowa and then averaged 0.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in limited action this past season.

“Kyle and I had a healthy discussion at the conclusion of the season,” McCaffery said in the same release. “Ultimately he has decided to pursue more playing time and a larger role at another institution. Kyle has great work ethic and tremendous character and will be a valuable teammate wherever he decides to go. We appreciate his hard work and positive attitude the last two years. Kyle has a bright future, and we will assist him any way we can.”

— by Ryan Probasco

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