Van Vliet to leave Wisconsin

Junior forward Andy Van Vliet is transferring from Wisconsin.

Madison - Junior forward Andy Van Vliet is leaving the Wisconsin men's basketball program.

The seven-footer from Belgium averaged 2.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 25 games played.

“After meeting with the coaching staff last week, I have made the decision to leave the University of Wisconsin and pursue my academic and athletic goals at another Division I school,” Van Vliet said in a post on his Twitter account. “I want to thank Coach Ryan and Coach Close for giving me the opportunity to come to a world class university and not only develop as a basketball player, but as a man."

“We thank Andy for what he did for our program over the last three seasons and we wish him the best moving forward,” head coach Greg Gard said. “We will help him in any way we can as he looks for a new school to continue his career.”