NORMAL — Another Illinois State basketball player is leaving the team as Redbird coach Dan Muller announced Wednesday that freshman Andre Washington will transfer. 

Washington becomes the third ISU player with remaining eligibility to leave since season's end, joining MiKyle McIntosh and DJ Clayton. 

“I would like to thank Coach Muller and the coaching staff, as well as my teammates, for their support this year,” said Washington in a statement. “I enjoyed my time at Illinois State, but I am looking forward to continuing my education and basketball career at another university.”

Washington, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward from Fort Worth, Texas, played little for ISU this past season. He appeared in 17 games off the bench and logged 82 minutes, averaging 0.7 points and 0.6 rebounds.

“I want to thank Andre for the year he was here at ISU, and I wish him nothing but the best going forward,” said Muller.

McIntosh and Clayton have one year of eligibility left. McIntosh has put his name in the NBA Draft.

If McIntosh withdraws his name from the draft by May 24, he will graduate from ISU this summer. That will allow him to be a graduate transfer at another school next season and be eligible immediately.

Clayton will have to sit out at another school next season before being eligible for the 2018-19 season.

ISU still has two available scholarships for next season.

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