Chase Jeter to transfer out of Duke


Sophomore big man Chase Jeter will transfer out of Duke at the end of the 2017 spring semester, school officials announced Thursday. Jeter will depart Duke in good academic standing and is expected to transfer to another Division I institution.

“Chase has been an outstanding young man in our program for the last two years,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He has been one of our top academic performers since he arrived on campus. Unfortunately, he was held back this season due to injury. We wish nothing but the absolute best for Chase and his family.”

A native of Las Vegas, Jeter played in 16 games with six starts as a sophomore in 2016-17. He averaged 2.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 14.9 minutes per appearance.

He played in 48 games in a Duke uniform, helping the Blue Devils achieve a 34-14 record in those contests. Jeter finished his Duke career with averages of 2.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game.

“I have loved my time at Duke, getting a world-class education and competing alongside my brothers every day,” Jeter said. “After careful consideration, I decided it would be best for me to transfer to a school closer to home. I’ve made long-lasting relationships here and I want to thank my teammates and coaches for the support they’ve given me over the last two years.”

Duke finished the 2016-17 season with a 28-9 overall record, making its 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Blue Devils made history at the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn this year, becoming the first team ever to win four games in as many days to capture the crown. Duke has won a record 20 ACC Tournament titles, including 14 under Coach K – the most in league history by a coach.

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