Junior guard Jordan Dumars has left the Michigan basketball program. Head coach John Beilein announced the news Monday afternoon.â†µ
Dumars, the son of Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars, transferred to Michigan from South Florida in January of 2010. He was eligible to play last season with the Wolverines after the fall semester ended. However, Dumars never saw any action due to a knee injury that required two separate surgeries.â†µ
Dealing with that knee is the reason for his leaving, according to the statement Michigan released on Monday.â†µ
"Battling injuries the last two years has been very difficult on me," Dumars said in a statement. "I love Michigan, I love the team, and I love basketball, however I had to make this decision to move on.â†µ
As ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein points out, Dumars likely wasn't going to see much playing time anyway. Seven players looked to be ahead of him on the depth chart, including seniors Zack Novak and Stu Douglass, and sophomore Tim Hardaway Jr.â†µ
According to a school spokesman, Dumars will remain enrolled in classes at Michigan, despite no longer being with the basketball team. He was with the program as a walk-on.