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Matt Ryan Transferring From Notre Dame

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Matt Ryan played in 72 career games for Notre Dame, making four starts.
Joe Raymond

Rising junior wing Matt Ryan is transferring from Notre Dame, the school announced on Tuesday.

"We wish Matt nothing but the best in his career moving forward," head coach Mike Brey said in a statement. "He was a part of two great teams at Notre Dame and we fully support his decision to pursue his career in a different program."

Ryan averaged 3.6 points per game this past season as a sophomore off the bench. The 6-foot-7, 228-pound native of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., had a larger role as a freshman in 2015-16, averaging 5.1 points while logging 14.5 minutes a game.

The best game of Ryan's sophomore campaign came in the ACC Tournament semifinals against Florida State, scoring 11 points in 13 minutes off the bench.

Ryan played in 72 career games for Notre Dame, making four starts (all as a freshman). A lethal outside shooter, he made 82 of his 206 career 3-point attempts (39.8 percent).

Ryan was expected to have a sizable role for the Irish next season as Brey's team replaces seniors V.J. Beachem and Steve Vasturia.

According to Notre Dame, any school that wishes to contact Ryan will receive a release from the University of Notre Dame Compliance Office. In line with Atlantic Coast Conference regulations, Ryan cannot transfer to another conference school.

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