Updated as of April 12, 2022 at 1:17 a.m. to include video.

A fifth Elon University men’s basketball player will look to transfer, as sophomore guard Darius Burford has officially entered his name into the transfer portal. 

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Though Burford has entered his name into the transfer portal, it is not a guarantee he will leave Elon, but it does grant a release so that other schools may contact him about playing for their team next season. 

Burford started 31 of Elon’s 32 games last season and averaged a team-high 13.4 points per game. Burford also had team-highs in assists (97) and steals (47) and was named to the All-CAA third team

Burford joins Hunter McIntosh, Hunter Woods, Zac Ervin and Ben Daugherty in the transfer portal. Burford’s decision comes a week after Mike Schrage announced his resignation as Elon’s head coach