Bouchie to Transfer From Crusader Program
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Bryan Bouchie has been granted a release from his commitment to the Crusader basketball program and will be transferring.

“We certainly are going to miss Bryan as he was an integral part of our basketball program,” said Drew.  “We wish him the very best for his future.”

Bouchie appeared in all 36 games for the Crusaders as a freshman, starting on eight occasions.  He averaged 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game and connected on 50.7% of his shots from the field.

“I think for myself and my family it is a better choice for me to pursue my career somewhere else,” Bouchie said.  “I’m looking to move closer to home.”

Bouchie posted career-best totals of 23 points and nine rebounds in Valpo’s win November 23 over Maryland Eastern Shore.