Purdue center Marcius leaving program

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Redshirt junior forward Sandi Marcius has requested and been granted a release from his scholarship, Purdue head men's basketball coach Matt Painter announced Thursday.

"We have invested four years and significant resources into helping Sandi develop from both an educational and athletic standpoint," Painter said. "Certainly, having Sandi here for a fifth year was in our plans and we anticipated him having a great final year in our program. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

The Nedelisce, Croatia, native played in 75 games for the Boilermakers, averaging 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest.