Gilvydas Biruta leaving Rutgers

Rutgers power forward Gilvydas Biruta is transferring to another school, Rutgers announced on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-8 sophomore from Lithuania started all 32 games for Rutgers this season, averaging 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He was a key contributor for the Scarlet Knights the past two years -- this is a significant blow for the program.

“Gilvydas is a fine young man and we appreciate his contributions to the program,” said Rutgers coach Mike Rice in a statement. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors, both on and off the court.”