LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Matz Stockman is leaving Louisville after the spring semester and will transfer to Minnesota.  Stockman will sit out the 2017-2018 season and have one year of eligibility remaining. 

A 7-foot center from Oslo, Norway, Stockman played in 18 games this past season.  He averaged 8 points and 3.3 rebounds in three December games that Anas Mahmoud missed with a concussion.  That included a 10-point game at Grand Canyon.   

“I’ve had a great time at Louisville the last three years,” said Stockman.  “I’ve learned a lot, gotten to know a great many people and have become very close with our coaches and players.  I’m incredibly grateful for my time here.  I’ve improved a lot since I first arrived on campus and I will be forever grateful to Coach Pitino, the coaching staff and for everyone involved around our team.  However, I’ve been looking for an opportunity to play quality minutes for a long time now and I think this will be a great situation for me.”

“Matz has been a great team member with our basketball team and we appreciate his efforts,” said Cardinal Coach Rick Pitino.  “Transferring to Minnesota is a great move for him, as he’ll have an opportunity to make an immediate impact when he becomes eligible to play.”

Minnesota is coached by Rick's son, Richard Pitino

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