Abrahamson to transfer from Northwestern

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor

Sophomore forward Kale Abrahamson will transfer from Northwestern, coach Chris Collins announced Monday.

“Kale let us know that he would like to seek an opportunity to continue his playing career and his studies at another institution,” Collins said in a statement. “We are appreciative of all of his efforts during his time at Northwestern and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

Abrahamson, who appeared in every game over his two years in Evanston, is the third player to transfer during Collins’ first year as coach. The forward’s departure further signals Collins’ desire to rebuild the program with his own players after taking over for Bill Carmody last March.
Abrahamson averaged 4.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game over the past two seasons, starting 28 games, mostly as a fill-in due to injury.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Northwestern,” said Abrahamson. “I’ve made some lifelong friends, and the support from the fans and my teammates has been unbelievable. It’s time for me to look for a better opportunity, but I’ll never forget what I’ve learned and all the memories I’ve made here at NU.”

Abrahamson joins centers Chier Ajou and Mike Turner as Carmody-recruited players to transfer since Collins took over.

Due to NCAA rules, Abrahamson will have to sit out one season before being eligible to play at his new school.

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