Iowa's Pat Ingram To Transfer

By Scott Dochterman, Reporter

Iowa's Pat Ingram (24) pulls in a long rebound against Quincy's Dalton Hoover (50) during their game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. (Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG)

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CHICAGO, Ill. — Iowa freshman guard Pat Ingram has elected to transfer, Iowa’s sports information department announced today.

Ingram, an Indianapolis native, averaged six minutes, 0.9 points and 0.6 rebounds in 19 games last season.

“He wanted to be closer to home and obviously he wants to play more,” McCaffery said this morning at the Big Ten meetings in Chicago. “He’s a terrific, terrific person. I think the world of him. We wish him nothing but the best.”

Iowa now has one available scholarship for the upcoming season. McCaffery said if he fills it, it’s probably with a transfer.

“I would say there’s nobody that we’re looking at right now,” McCaffery said. “You never say never on something like that, but we’re not like locked in on anybody.”

Earlier this year, I talked with Ingram’s former high school teammate, Purdue’s Terone Johnson. This is what he said about Ingram:

“I think he’s a great player,” Johnson said last fall. “I was there I thought he brought a lot of energy to the floor. I’ve seen him play his last couple of years of high school and he got way better every year. He’s definitely a guy that’s going to come in and work hard every day.

“He’s definitely more of an accepting guy into a role. He’s a guy that definitely can give you 12-14 points a game easily because of work-hard plays and stuff like that.”

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