TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Jake Kelly has been released from the Iowa men's basketball team, his father says.
Terre Haute resident Bob Kelly told the Tribune-Star on Thursday that the sophomore had asked to be released so he could be closer to home following the death of his mother.
Bob Kelly says his son is interested in playing at Indiana State but had not been in contact with the coach.
Jake Kelly was the Hawkeyes' leading scorer this past season at 11.6 points per game. He also averaged 3.1 assists while starting 24 of Iowa's 32 games.
Julia Kelly died in a plane crash in Florida in June 2008. Jake Kelly had attended high school in Marshall, Ill., and Carmel, Ind., while living with her following his parents' divorce.
Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com