It just wasn't working out. The minutes weren't there, and evidently, there wasn't a shared vision for the future. That's why Gabe Moton decided to take his talents elsewhere, asking for (and receiving) his release from the Boston College men's basketball team.
"Basically, I just felt like I have more to give. I have more to give to a team," Moton said. "I just want to find a team, find a school, you know, [that I] can contribute more [to]. I feel like I've got more to give than I was given the opportunity to give."
Moton, a sophomore guard, played two seasons with the Eagles. Last year, Moton averaged career highs in points (2.9) and assists (1.1), but only played 459 minutes (an average of 15.8 per game) and played significantly less minutes as the season wound down. In his freshman season, Moton averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 assists in an average of 14.8 minutes in 34 games.
Moton declined to comment when asked if he had any disagreements with coach Steve Donahue or the athletics staff, but did have good things to say about Donahue and his teammates.
"He's a good coach, I wish him the best of luck," said Moton. "I had fun playing under him."
"Me personally, I enjoyed being around all my teammates, I love all my teammates. We really were like a family, but I'm just doing what's best for myself."
Moton isn't sure where his next destination will be, but wherever he goes, he'll bring his 'A' game.
"I'd be a good teammate, on and off the court, a good person," Moton said. "Pretty much everything. I'd be a good person, a good player all around."
Now that Moton's career at BC is over, he has had time to reflect. As for the highs and lows?
"My career," he said.