Utes sophomore wing Kolbe Caldwell will join the annual bevy of college basketball transfers this offseason.
Caldwell, who joined the Utah program before the start of the fall semester, announced via Twitter on Friday night that he’s requesting a release from his scholarship in order to transfer. Caldwell averaged 2.2 points and 0.9 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per game.
A 6-foot-5, 205-pound native of Bowling Green, Ky., Caldwell came to the Utes after playing one season at Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois and spending one year at Shawnee CC in Illinois, where he sat out as a redshirt. He joined the Utes with three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Since the end of the season, redshirt freshman forward Chris Seeley announced he will transfer and ESPN 700′s Bill Riley reported that Utes little-used backup big man Jakub Jokl will leave the program and return to the Czech Republic this summer.
The Utes will add at least six newcomers this offseason with the signings of four incoming freshmen, one junior college transfer and last week’s announcement that 7-foot center Novak Topalovic will join the program as a graduate transfer from Idaho State.