Yogi Ferrell writes heartfelt message to Hoosier nation

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (March 28, 2016) – Senior point guard Yogi Ferrell’s college basketball career came to an end last Friday when the Hoosiers lost to North Carolina in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Indianapolis native and Park Tudor graduate was a key player for the team during his four years at IU, racking up numerous awards and even breaking IU’s career assist record.

On Monday morning, as the reality hit that he would no longer play for the Hoosiers, Ferrell wrote an emotional Instagram post saying he will be “forever grateful to have played for such a historic university.”

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As I look back at the 4 years I have had at Indiana University, I can think about how Hoosier nation has treated me not only as a basketball player, but as a person as well. The love and support I have received these past 4 years have been something special and I'm forever grateful to have played for such a historic university. I gave everything I had all 4 years day in and day out because I wanted to learn, adapt, and grow. That's why to come up short this year hurts but I'm proud of this team because we showed a will and resiliency that was unlike any other team I've played with. All the teammates I have had are my brothers for life and I am fortunate to have the friendships I have made. Through all the ups and downs I can say that I've become a better man and a better player. The best memories of my life have been playing for this university. I'm proud to say I am a Hoosier for life. #IUBB #11 #ForIndiana

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