Men’s basketball’s Miguel Cartagena to transfer

Media Credit: Freshman guard Miguel Cartagena looks to go around a VCU defender last season. Hatchet File Photo by Cameron Lancaster | Assistant Photo Editor

Freshman guard Miguel Cartagena looks to go around a VCU defender last season. Hatchet File Photo by Cameron Lancaster | Assistant Photo Editor

Freshman guard Miguel Cartagena looks to go around a VCU defender last season. Hatchet File Photo by Cameron Lancaster | Assistant Photo Editor
Freshman guard Miguel Cartagena looks to go around a VCU defender last season. Hatchet File Photo by Cameron Lancaster | Assistant Photo Editor

The men’s basketball program granted freshman point guard Miguel Cartagena his release, the athletics department announced Thursday.

Cartagena, who averaged 1.0 points, 1.0 assists and 6.5 minutes in 32 games last season, struggled to consistently produce for the Colonials after sophomore Kethan Savage went down with a broken foot in January. He racked up 23 turnovers, unable to log heavy minutes in the backcourt, despite the nagging injuries of sophomore Joe McDonald.

“We appreciate the contributions Miguel made to our team this past season and wish him well,” head coach Mike Lonergan said in a release.

The news comes just days after sophomore forward Paris Maragkos was granted his release from the team Monday. The departures open up two scholarship positions in the program and more chances for potential high-profile transfers.

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