The 6-foot-9 Echenique has been given a conditional release that includes a limited number of schools.
“Gregory has been a valuable member of our program,” Hill said in a statement. “We are appreciative of his contributions at Rutgers and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
A native of Guatire, Venezuela who starred at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, Echenique started all seven games in which he played this season. He averaged 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds-per-game, while shooting 61 percent (28-46) from the field with 16 blocks.
Echenique is the fourth member of the Rutgers program to leave in the last year. Corey Chandler was dismissed from the team in August, and Christian Morris (December 2008) and Earl Pettis (May 2009) both transferred.