Sophomore Kale Abrahamson to transfer from Northwestern

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Northwestern sophomore Kale Abrahamson will transfer from Northwestern, the school announced Monday. Abrahamson’s role lessened under first-year head coach Chris Collins, logging only 15.4 minutes per game. The 6’7″ forward spoke to Collins about receiving more playing time early in the season, and, though he did start seeing the court more often, his role on the team was still diminished.

Photo: Ethan Miller | Getty Images North America
Photo: Ethan Miller | Getty Images North America

Abrahamson never missed a game in his two-year career at Northwestern, and he was one of the Wildcats’ reliable 3-point shooters at 34.6% this season.

“Kale let us know that he would like to seek an opportunity to continue his playing career and his studies at another institution,” Collins said in a release. “We are appreciative of all of his efforts and wish him nothing but the best.”

Abrahamson is the third player to leave Northwestern since Collins took over as head coach last spring. Forward Mike Turner and center Chier Ajou also left during the winter. Ajou has already found a spot at Seton Hall, where he should be eligible after the fall semester of the 2014-15 season.

Abrahamson will likely have to wait a full year to become eligible for the 2015-16 season at his new school.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Northwestern,” Abrahamson said. “I’ve made some lifelong friends, and the support from the fans and my teammates has been unbelievable. It’s time for me to look for a better opportunity, but I’ll never forget what I’ve learned and all the memories I’ve made here at NU.”

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