Jack Nunge is leaving the Hawkeyes to complete his college career with Nunge and Iowa announcing the move in a joint press release.

Nunge, a member of the 2017 recruiting class out of Newburgh, Indiana, indicated he was seeking a move closer to home. He cited an “emotional and difficult year for me and my family” as part of the reasoning behind his desire to transfer.

As a part of the statement, head coach Fran McCaffery indicated the Iowa staff is aware of Nunge’s decision and that he fully supports Nunge’s move:

“Jack expressed his desire to continue his education and complete his eligibility at a school closer to his family. My staff & I fully support his decision and will help every way possible with his transition,” said McCaffery via release.

According to the release, Nunge’s father passed away unexpectedly in November of 2020. Nunge has also seen a roller coaster on the court after sustaining season-ending knee injuries in November, 2019 and February of this season.

Nunge was a key piece off the bench for the Hawkeyes this season, averaging 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He finishes his Hawkeye career with averages of 6.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 61 career games.

Best of luck to Nunge and his family as he moves on to his next destination!