Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/9/12
MINNEAPOLIS Gophers sophomore guard Chip Armelin has been granted his release from the program, the University of Minnesota announced Monday. He will remain on campus as a student for the remainder of the semester, however. Armelin, a Louisiana native, averaged 5.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game this season and played in all 38 of Minnesota's games. But his playing time diminished significantly in the postseason, especially the NIT. He played just three minutes in the Gophers' opening-round NIT game against La Salle, seven minutes against Miami, four minutes against Middle Tennessee and five minutes in an overtime win against Washington. As a freshman last year, Armelin averaged 11.1 minutes per game and scored 4.4 points while grabbing 1.4 rebounds a game. "Chip has been a valuable part of our program for the past two seasons," Gophers head coach Tubby Smith said in a statement. "He has done everything we have asked of him and we are grateful for his contributions to this pro...
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