Trey Dickerson leaving Hawkeye basketball program

Chad Leistikow

Point guard Trey Dickerson is leaving the Iowa basketball program. The university said Monday that it was granting his request to transfer.

"We appreciate the contributions Trey made during his time here," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said in a statement. "Trey has a bright future, and we wish him all the best moving forward."

The 6-foot sophomore from Queens, N.Y., came to the Hawkeyes this season as a junior-college all-American, expected to provide a spark into an Iowa offense that saw Devyn Marble go to the NBA and Anthony Clemmons struggle as a sophomore.

But Dickerson's quickness didn't translate into much court time, as Clemmons re-emerged with a strong junior season as a backup to starting point guard Mike Gesell.

That left Dickerson as a third-stringer. He played in only three Big Ten Conference games and averaged 2.7 points and 1.2 assists in 15 games overall.

Dickerson did not travel with the team during Sunday's 74-46 win at Nebraska. McCaffery said earlier Monday that Dickerson was sick.

"I appreciate the staff and Hawkeye nation for showing me love," Dickerson said in a statement. "I enjoyed my time here but I have to do what's best for me."

Dickerson will finish the second semester at Iowa before transferring.

McCaffery now has two scholarships available for next season's roster. The fifth-year coach is scheduled to meet with the news media Tuesday afternoon.