Rutgers center Greg Echenique is transferring.

The Big East Conference school announced Friday that the sophomore from Venezuela informed the school of his intent to transfer and that he has been granted a conditional release.

Echenique started seven games before his season ended last month when he had surgery to repair a detached retina. He averaged 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds, while shooting 61 percent from the field with 16 blocks.

Coach Fred Hill said, "Gregory has been a valuable member of our program. We are appreciative of his contributions at Rutgers and wish him the best in his future endeavors."