#mubb sophomoreJuan Anderson, who hopes to move closer to his native California, has been granted his release.— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) April 15, 2013
"I really enjoyed my time here and learned a lot that will be beneficial to my life after basketball," Anderson said.#mubb— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) April 15, 2013
"My family is very important to me and moving closer to them is something I need to do at this time." - Anderson. #mubb— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) April 15, 2013
And we'll chip in this tweet from Paint Touches, too:
Buzz on Juan: "We are incredibly grateful for all that Juan has done here on and off the floor during his tenure." #mubb— Paint Touches (@PaintTouches) April 15, 2013
You can look at the third tweet from the athletic department and, if you want, interpret that as Anderson's family has something more important than basketball going on, and you can't fault the kid for wanting to be closer to Oakland in that case.
From a basketball perspective, we've never really seen what Anderson was capable of on the floor. He missed time from injuries and suspensions his freshman year, and he was hampered last summer by offseason shoulder surgery. He ended up starting 31 of Marquette's 35 games this season and played in all of them, but on nine occasions he played less than 10 minutes, ceding his spot on the floor to Jamil Wilson.
Anderson's departure drops Marquette to 12 scholarship players for 2013-14 for right now. The maximum allowed under NCAA rules is 13.