After his playing time dwindled as the 2018-19 season went on, a Gophers' guard intends to go elsewhere.
Sophomore point guard Isaiah Washington announced on Twitter on Monday that he intends to transfer from the University of Minnesota.
"I will not be returning to the University of Minnesota next season," Washington wrote in the statement posted to Twitter.
Washington cited his grandparents' health concerns and a loss of a love for basketball for the decision. The sophomore now will enter the NCAA's transfer portal to find another university to attend and play basketball for.
The sophomore played 28 games for the Gophers last season, but saw limited action. He only played in eight of the team's last 15 games.
Over the course of his career, Washington played in 60 games for Minnesota and started just four games in two years, with none this season. He averaged just under seven points per game in his career in just over 18 minutes per game.
Washington came to Minnesota as one of head coach Richard Pitino's highest-ranked recruits through his tenure. Washington won New York's Mr. Basketball award for being the top high school player in the state his senior year. He was ranked as the 13th best point guard in the nation for his recruiting class.