CEDAR FALLS - Redshirt freshman forward Chris Olivier is no longer a member of the Northern Iowa men's basketball team, head coach Ben Jacobson announced Wednesday in an email.
The statement said Olivier plans to transfer and will enroll at another institution for the second semester.
Olivier is a 6-foot-8, 245-pound Chicago native who attended Quakerdale Promise Academy prep school in New Providence before signing with Northern Iowa. He was the Quakerdale team MVP in 2010 and redshirted in his first year with the Panthers.
This season, Olivier had five points and four rebounds in 16 minutes in UNI's season-opening blowout of Wartburg, but has not played since.
Olivier did not travel with the team on its trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, nor was he on the bench for Sunday's home game against Saint Mary's.