Former Iowa guard Brady Ellingson will transfer to Drake as a graduate student

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Brady Ellingson will stay in Iowa to finish his college basketball career.

The former Iowa guard announced on Twitter on Monday that he would transfer to Drake and play next season as a graduate student under new head coach Darian DeVries.

Ellingson, from Menomonee Falls, Wis., played in 94 games for the Hawkeyes. He averaged 2.8 points while appearing in 28 games last season.

The 6-foot-4 Ellingson posted a tweet on Monday saying “Excited to be a Drake Bulldog next year!”

DeVries then put out his own tweet, saying “Brady is going to be another great addition to our program!! High IQ and can get it going in a hurry from 3!!!"

Ellingson made 63 of 156 three-pointers at Iowa for 40.6 percent. He also made five 3-pointers against Ohio State in a 2017 game.

Ellingson will join former Alabama-Birmingham guard Nick Norton as graduate transfers for Drake next season. Norton is the son of Iowa City native and former Hawkeye Randy Norton.

DeVries also last week hired former Iowa guard and Iowa City native Matt Gatens to be Drake's Director of Basketball Operations. Gatens spent this past season as a graduate assistant under Bruce Pearl at Auburn.