After just one year, Duke freshman point guard is transferring

Duke point guard Derryck Thornton is transfering. (USATSI)
Duke point guard Derryck Thornton is transfering. (USATSI)

Derryck Thornton is transferring from Duke, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Sunday.

Scout.com reported Thornton will get a full release later this week.

Thornton’s departure from Mike Krzyzewski’s program had been rumored for weeks — mostly because the freshman point guard was likely going to be a reserve next season even though he started 20 games this season. That’s the result of Duke receiving a signed letter of intent from Frank Jackson — a five-star point guard who is, simply put, a superior option to Thornton.

Jackson is scheduled to enroll this summer.

Thornton averaged 7.1 points and 2.6 assists this season.

He was a five-star prospect from California coming out of high school.

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