After a storybook freshman season at Vermont, former Dallastown High School basketball standout Four McGlynn is seeking a transfer.
McGlynn's father, Patrick, confirmed that his son is looking to leave the Catamounts' program, but he said the school has not yet granted him a release from his scholarship.
"I'm hoping he gets released," Patrick McGlynn said. "He's looking to get closer to home. He has a couple of brothers who play basketball and he wants to be more involved in their lives. He's amazed that his brothers got so good and he wasn't around to actually watch it."
Patrick McGlynn also said there was an unspecified "family issue" and that his son would be better off closer to home.
Patrick McGlynn also said his son is still looking to play on the NCAA Division I level.
According to a report in the Burlington Free Press, Vermont sports information director Ben Dickie also confirmed that Four McGlynn has asked to transfer. Dickie told the newspaper that the program has seven business days to decide if it will grant the release.
Four McGlynn's decision to transfer was first posted on the YorkBallers Twitter account. The York Ballers is Four McGlynn's former AAU team.
The Dallastown graduate was named the America East Conference Rookie of the Year after he led Vermont in scoring at 12 points per game this past season. The 6-foot, 2-inch guard also led the team in 3-point field goals made (68). He shot 38 percent from 3-point range and 89 percent from the foul line. He did all that while coming off the bench. He did not start a single game for Vermont, which finished 24-12.
Four McGlynn's top highlight at Vermont may have been scoring a team-high 18 points in a nationally televised 71-59 victory over Lamar in an NCAA play-in game. He also had 14 points in a 51-43 victory over Stony Brook in the America East championship game. That victory got Vermont into the NCAA Tournament.
At Dallastown, Four McGlynn piled up 1,854 career points, including a 23.8 points-per-game average as a senior.
According to the Free Press, Four McGlynn is the fourth player to leave the Vermont program in the offseason.
Four McGlynn could not be reached for comment.
-- Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdis patch.com.