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MEN'S BASKETBALL: UND's McDermott to transfer

The UND basketball team lost an outside shooting threat on Monday. Freshman guard Adam McDermott was granted his release from UND and is pursuing other Division I opportunities. "We granted Adam his release to pursue opportunities to transfer and...

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The UND basketball team lost an outside shooting threat on Monday.

Freshman guard Adam McDermott was granted his release from UND and is pursuing other Division I opportunities.

"We granted Adam his release to pursue opportunities to transfer and continue his career closer to his home in Cedar Rapids," UND coach Brian Jones said in a statement.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Iowa native averaged 6.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Fighting Hawks. He played in 32 games, including one start, and shot 40 percent from the 3-point line (56-for-137).

The long-range specialist is the nephew of former UND men's basketball assistant coach Greg McDermott, who is currently the head coach at Creighton in Omaha.

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Adam's cousin, Doug, is currently a member of the NBA's Chicago Bulls.

In high school, Adam led Cedar Rapids Xavier with 18 points per game and a school-record 18 wins. Xavier finished third at the Iowa Class AAA state tournament, earning McDermott first-team all-state honors.

McDermott's best game at UND came at home against Idaho State. He was 8-for-14 from 3-point range and finished with 28 points. He ended the year with five games in double-figures scoring.

UND finished last season 17-16 and ended the year with an 89-86 home loss to UC Irvine in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament opener.

Against Irvine, McDermott had nine points in 27 minutes and fouled out.

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