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Boateng leaving Duke, to transfer after spring semester

DURHAM, N.C. -- Center Eric Boateng has decided to leave
Duke after one season and plans to transfer following the spring
semester.

The 6-foot-10 Boateng averaged 0.7 points and 0.6 rebounds in 20
games in 2005-06. He played a total of 50 minutes and took only
seven shots, making six. The Blue Devils (32-4) lost in the
semifinal of the Atlanta Regional to LSU.

"Eric has elected to pursue opportunities at another school,"
Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "He is
leaving Duke in good academic standing and we wish him well in the
future."