Rising sophomore forward Jackson Davis of Lexington, Kentucky will be transferring from Butler University.
Scout.com's Evan Daniels first reported the news on Tuesday that Davis, who played in 17 games in the 2015-16 season, would be leaving Indianapolis for newer and perhaps greener pastures.
Butler forward Jackson Davis has requested a release to potentially transfer, per a source. Would have two years of eligibility remaining.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 22, 2016
The report would later then be corroborated by David Woods of the Indianapolis Star:
#Butler's Jackson Davis requests release;— David Woods (@DavidWoods007) March 23, 2016
Given that Davis, as well as many of the Butler freshmen, didn't see the floor with a crowded roster full of upperclassmen it shouldn't come as much a surprise that one of them has decided to depart, likely to seek more playing time.
With Davis' departure, there are now 10 scholarship players on the roster for next year including Tyler Lewis, Kelan Martin, Andrew Chrabascz, Tyler Wideman, Nate Fowler, Sean McDermott and three incoming recruits in Joey Brunk, Henry Baddley and Kamar Baldwin. George Washington transfer Kethan Savage will also be joining the Bulldogs' roster.
We at BECB wish Davis the best wherever he may go in the two years of eligibility he will now have.