Center Meyer, forward Stokes will leave Iowa

IOWA CITY – Iowa reserves Kyle Meyer and Darius Stokes are leaving the program.

Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery says the seldom-used forwards have been released from their scholarships and plan to transfer.

Meyer, a 6-foot-10 post player from Alpharetta, Ga., played one season at Iowa after redshirting in 2012-13. Meyer appeared in just 12 games and averaged 1.3 rebounds.

He’ll have three years of eligibility left.

“Kyle and I had a healthy discussion at the conclusion of the season,” McCaffery said. “Ultimately he has decided to pursue more playing time and a larger role at another institution. Kyle has a great work ethic and tremendous character, and will be a valuable teammate wherever he decides to go. We appreciate his hard work and positive attitude the last two years. Kyle has a bright future and we will assist him any way we can.”

Stokes played in 38 games in four years with the Hawkeyes. He is scheduled to graduate in May and should be eligible immediately for a final season at another school.

“Darius is a tremendous individual who helped our program in a variety of ways the last four years,” said McCaffery. “In addition to improving his skillset each year, he provided incredible enthusiasm and energy in practices and on game days. Darius would like to take advantage of graduating in May and continuing his career at an institution that will provide him an opportunity for more playing time.”

Iowa will have 10 letterwinners return in 2014-15, including three starters.

Nine of the 10 letterwinners are upperclassmen.