Gophers freshman guard David Mutaf informed the coaching staff he intends to transfer and is no longer with the team, the team said Sunday.
Mutaf averaged 3.3 points and shot 2-for-4 from three-point range in three games this season.
The 6-5 native of Istanbul was a late addition to coach Richard Pitino's 2020 recruiting class that included Jamal Mashburn Jr. and Martice Mitchell.
Mutaf was expected to provide three-point shooting for the Gophers, but he didn't crack the backcourt rotation after joining the team this fall. He had a season-high five points in four minutes against Missouri-Kansas City on Dec. 10.
"He made the decision to transfer and we wish him well," Pitino said. "We're disappointed to see him leave. We wish him well wherever he ends up. It's always tough coming from a foreign country, all the way here in the middle of the pandemic."