Matthew Moyer transferring from Syracuse

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Syracuse reserve forward Matthew Moyer will transfer, he announced Monday.

“The past 2 years at Syracuse University has been an amazing journey,” he wrote on social media. “Thank you to the coaching staff for the opportunity and my teammates! Also the fans have been incredible. My family and I feel it is in my best interest to move on and explore other opportunities.”

Moyer redshirted his first year at Syracuse of 2016-17, and then played sparsely this past season, averaging 16.8 minutes per game and fewer than 10 during the Orange’s Sweet 16 NCAA tournament run. He did start 20 games and averaged 3.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the upcoming season.

The 6-foot-8 forward from Ohio would have encountered continued difficulty in cracking the lineup with the Orange returning both starting forwards while adding East Carolina transfer Elijah Hughes and McDonald’s All-American recruit Darius Bazley.