Hazel leaving Marquette men’s basketball

Coach Buzz Williams announced yesterday that sophomore forward Patrick Hazel will be leaving the Marquette men's basketball program.

Toward the beginning of the 2008-'09 season, Hazel was a regular in the Golden Eagles rotation, but after getting five minutes of action in a 73-59 win over St. John's on Feb. 14, Hazel did not play another minute for the team the rest of the year.

Marquette announced that Hazel decided to transfer from Marquette after the spring semester concludes and plans to relocate to an institution closer to his home in Queens, N.Y.

In two seasons with the Golden Eagles, Hazel came off the bench and saw action in 35 games. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game while playing 8.5 minutes per game.