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Nolan Berry to Transfer from Butler

Chris Fultz
ISR Butler Beat Writer

Photo: Butler Athletics/Nolan Berry (Brent Smith)
Photo: Butler Athletics/Nolan Berry (Brent Smith)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – While Tenessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Lousiville prepare to battle for a ticket into the Final Four during the Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, March 24, 2014 has belonged to a pair of Indiana basketball teams who have played a total of zero postseason tournament games.

After two Indiana University basketball players announced their decision to transfer, the Butler Bulldogs have announced that freshman forward/center Nolan Berry has also requested and been granted a release from the Butler men’s basketball team. Berry will seek to transfer to another school. The 6-10 forward-center from St. Louis, Mo., is the fourth player to transfer from Butler since November, joining Andrew Smeathers, Devontae Morgan, and fellow freshman Rene Castro.

“We appreciate the effort that Nolan gave us this year, and we wish him well as moves forward,” said Butler head coach Brandon Miller.

Berry, a former All-State performer at De Smet High School, played in 18 games this past season and averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds. Berry was a fan favorite who didn’t see nearly as many minutes as fans were hoping for. Even more unfortunate for Bulldog fans is the short life that @NolanBerrysHair saw during Berry’s time at Butler. While IU may be headed for even more departures this offseason, the Bulldog job will most likely live to see another season. One thing is for sure for both Indiana basketball teams, their “One Shining Moment” is quite a distance away.

Chris Fultz is the Butler Athletics beat writer for the Indy Sports Report and is recognized as an accredited member of the media by Butler Athletics and has full media access. Follow Chris and the Indy Sports Report on Twitter.

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