Sophomore guard Chip Armelin will be leaving the Gophers basketball program after being granted a release from his scholarship. He appeared in all 38 games for the Gophers last season primarily off the bench while averaging 5.2 points per game. He will likely look to transfer and play his junior season elsewhere and possibly get more playing time. Armelin leaving the team will open up a scholarship for the possible return of Trevor Mbakwe. Mbakwe hinted on his twitter account of a possible return by saying he has unfinished business but nothing is official yet.