Rutgers center Greg Echenique is transferring, the Big East announced on Friday.

The sophomore from Venezuela averaged 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds through seven games, before a surgical procedure to repair a detached retina ended his season.

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“Gregory has been a valuable member of our program," Scarlet Knights coach Fred Hill told the Associated Press. "We are appreciative of his contributions at Rutgers and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Rutgers (9-5, 0-2 Big East), which has lost three straight, faces Providence Saturday night at 9 p.m.