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Gabe Levin Leaves Marquette Basketball Before His Redshirt Season Even Starts

Gabe, we hardly knew ye.

Gabe Levin, seen here dunking while still at LMU.
Gabe Levin, seen here dunking while still at LMU.
James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

In June, Marquette men's basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski said this about Gabe Levin:

"Gabe’s versatility and toughness will allow him to make an immediate impact on our program," Wojciechowski said. "He has already proven his ability to produce at a high level and we are extremely excited about his addition to the Marquette family."

Well, apparently Gabe Levin isn't that excited about joining the Marquette family after taking summer classes and advancing to the start of the official basketball practice schedule and up to the start of mid-term exams.  Marquette announced this morning that Levin will leave the program and transfer.

Levin was an West Coast Conference all-freshman team performer in 2013-14, but would have sat out 2014-15 at Marquette due to transfer restrictions.  He averaged 11.2 points and 7.2 points as a freshman for Loyola Marymount.

This is the second year in a row where a transfer into the men's basketball program elected to leave after the NCAA allowed the start of basketball practices.  Jameel McKay left last season after participating in the Marquette Madness event.

Levin's departure leaves Wojciechowski with two scholarships unassigned for the 2015-16 season, and gives Marquette just 11 players available for practice this season.