Gilvydas Biruta To Transfer From Rutgers

eMar 6, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Gilvydas Biruta (55) drives to the basket during the first half against the Villanova Wildcats in the first round of the 2012 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

Rutgers forward Gilvydas Biruta is transferring.

Gilvydas Biruta, a 6-8, 245 pound forward for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights basketball team, is set to transfer out of the program (via New Jersey Hoops Haven).

Biruta was the only player to play in all 32 Rutgers games this season. The big sophomore averaged 9.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25.5 minutes per game for the Knights last season. In his two seasons at Rutgers, Biruta averaged 9.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 23.8 minutes per game.

Rutgers head coach Mike Rice said about Biruta

"Gilvydas is a fine young man and we appreciate his contributions to the program," Rice said in a statement. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors, both on and off the court."

Biruta was granted a release earlier this week. He could be headed to Rhode Island to reunite with his high school coach Dan Hurley or he might end up at Maryland.

For more on Rutgers basketball, visit our team page or our blog On The Banks.

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