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Vander Laan to transfer

Staff Report
Friday March 23, 2001

Sophomore center Nick Vander Laan has been granted his release to transfer from Cal, head coach Ben Braun announced Wednesday.  

A 6-10 center from Sacramento, Vander Laan averaged 6.2 ppg and 5.3 rpg in 20.1 minutes per game for the Bears this past season. 

“Nick has requested to transfer for personal reasons, and I respect his decision to pursue his career goals,” Braun said. 

Vander Laan was facing reduced playing time next season, as recruit Jamal Sampson is expected to play right away. 

Vander Laan did not indicate which schools he is considering. 

“I decided to leave Cal for personal reasons,” Vander Laan said. “I’ve valued my experience in my two years at Cal. However, I feel it is important for me to pursue my basketball goals elsewhere.”