Cully Payne is leaving the Iowa Hawkeye basketball program.
Matt Weitzel, assistant sports information director, says Payne asked for a release from his scholarship and it was granted.
Payne, from Schaumburg, Illinois, started all 32 games as a freshman in 2009-10, but missed all but the first five games last year after having hernia surgery.
There is no word on Payne's future plans.
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