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Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:30 pm

IPFW guard will not return to program

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

IPFW's Charles Ruise Jr. announced on his Twitter on Saturday that he will not be returning to the IPFW program.

"First off, I want to thank God for the opportunity he's given me to play the game I love," the sophomore said. "Secondly, I would like to thank Coach (Jon) Coffman and the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play for this university. Also, I would like to thank teammates who have kept it solid with me until the very end.

"After multiple talks with my family and praying to the man upstairs, I've decided I won't be returning (to) IPFW for my junior season. I wish nothing but the best for Fort Wayne basketball."

Ruise, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound guard, appeared in 25 games and averaged 3.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game.