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Notre Dame Basketball: Elijah Burns Leaves The Program And Will Seek A Transfer

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Notre Dame goes down a man before the Gotham Classic is over.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball program will go the rest of the season down a man. Senior forward Elijah Burns has left the team, and will seek a transfer at the end of the semester.

Mike Brey released a statement:

“We fully support Elijah in his decision to move on from the University of Notre Dame following his graduation in December. We will provide any assistance he may need as he takes the next step in his academic and playing careers.

It is always tough when one of our guys doesn’t end his career here, but we are proud that he will achieve the ultimate goal of any student-athlete that comes through our program - to leave Notre Dame with a degree from one of the top institutions in the country.”

The Irish have been undergoing a bit of a youth movement this season, and they have lacked some offense. Burns wasn’t really helping much in that regard — despite his nice game against Chicago State.

It’s well known that Burns was looking around a little bit last year, but ultimately decided to stay for another year. Good luck to Elijah as he leaves a Notre Dame graduate in December.