IOWA CITY, Iowa – Sophomore center Josh Ogundele has notified head coach Fran McCaffery on Wednesday of his intentions to transfer from the University of Iowa and the men’s basketball program.
“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of two incredible teams at the University of Iowa,” said Ogundele. “I want to thank my teammates and coaches for the special bonds and memories, which is something I will take with me forever. However, I believe it is in my best interest to enter the transfer portal and continue to chase my dreams.
“All of us are appreciate of Josh’s efforts and contributions to our program,” said McCaffery. “Josh was a good teammate who helped us win 48 games over the last two seasons and win a Big Ten Tournament title. Josh has a bright future, and we wish him good luck moving forward. My staff and I will assist Josh during this transition.”
In two seasons with the Hawkeyes, the London native saw limited action in 27 games. Ogundele totaled 29 points, 24 rebounds, five blocks, and four steals in 19 games as a sophomore.
Ogundele’s decision comes less than 24 hours after Iowa point guard Joe Toussaint also announced that he would enter the transfer portal.