SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Marek Dolezaj, the senior forward of the Syracuse University men’s basketball team, has decided not to return for another season with the Orange.
Although he had one more year of eligibility left with the team, Dolezaj announced Wednesday he plans to pursue a career in professional basketball.
"Four years ago, I could have never imagined where I would be right now. These were some of the best years of my life and I want to thank Coach Boeheim, Coach Red, the entire staff, my teammates, and the best fans in basketball for believing in me from the start,” said Dolezaj. “I look forward to pursuing the next chapter of my life by playing professional basketball and will be forever Orange."
Thank you Cuse Nation🍊 pic.twitter.com/Ucak4G3rIC
— Marek Dolezaj (@MarekDolezaj) April 7, 2021
Dolezaj played 131 games, averaged 10.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a junior. He scored just under 1,000 points throughout his college career.
Dolezaj, who is a native of Slovakia, plans to complete his bachelor’s degree in selective students in education this year.