The Big East Conference school announced Friday that the sophomore from Venezuela informed the school of his intent to transfer and that he has been granted a conditional release.
Echenique started seven games before his season ended last month when he had surgery to repair a detached retina. He averaged 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds, while shooting 61 percent from the field with 16 blocks.
Coach Fred Hill said, "Gregory has been a valuable member of our program. We are appreciative of his contributions at Rutgers and wish him the best in his future endeavors."