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ATHENS — Georgia basketball players Demario Mayfield and Drazen Zlovaric are leaving the Bulldogs’ program.
Both have requested, and have been granted, releases from their scholarships, UGA coach Mark Fox announced Thursday night.
Both players, in written statements, said they intend to transfer to other schools in search of more playing time.
“I enjoyed my year here at Georgia under a great coaching staff, but after discussing the situation with my family, I wanted to seek a better opportunity for my career,” said Mayfield, a freshman guard from Franklin County.
Said Zlovaric, a sophomore forward from Serbia: “I would like to have stayed in school here, but in order to become the player I want to be, I need to seek a better chance for more playing time. I just have to do what’s best for my playing career.”
Mayfield played in 18 games this past season, averaging 6.5 minutes and 0.9 points per game. Zlovaric played in 43 games the past two seasons, averaging 6.3 minutes and 1.0 points.
“I want to wish Demario and Drazen the best as they continue their respective careers,” Fox said in a statement. “They are both outstanding young men, and I really appreciate their efforts during the past year.”