Little, Eke Leave UM Basketball Program
The University of Maine men's basketball program will be losing another two players this off-season after both Kevin Little and Devine Eke asked and were granted their release from the team.
Heach Coach Bob Walsh said that both Little and Eke asked to be released from their scholarships for a chance to pursue other opportunities with another college team. Little was the second leading scorer for the Black Bears in the 2015-16 season, scoring 14.7 points per game during 23 appearances. Eke in his first year at Maine averaged 9.5 points and played in all 30 of UMaine's games.
"Kevin and Devine both expressed an interest in playing at a higher level, and they have been granted their release. We appreciate their contributions to our program and wish them well moving forward," said Walsh via a released statement.
Little was part of Walsh's first recruiting class along with Aaron Calixte, while Eke joined the Black Bears this past year with Issac Vann, Lavar Harewood, and others. Both players now join Vann and Harewood as players that have asked for their transfer from the program in the past three months.
The program also announced the signings of Marcus Floyd and Ilker Er. Each on Thursday afternoon to play for the Black bears starting in the Fall of 2016