Seminoles' DeMercy leaves team

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Junior forward Jordan DeMercy has left the Florida State basketball team after a recent drop-off in playing time.

DeMercy said in a news release issued by the school that he plans to "seek opportunities at a different institution."

Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said in the release that DeMercy was leaving for personal reasons.

The 6-foot-6 native of Norcross, Ga., scored six points in 10 minutes during Florida State's 61-57 victory at Boston College on Saturday. He was averaging 3.7 points per game this season.

DeMercy was averaging 14.2 minutes a game, but only 6 minutes over the last five games.