Carrick Felix, who was scheduled to become the first junior college transfer to play for Duke during coach Mike Krzyzewski's tenure, has asked to be released from his national letter of intent, Duke team spokesman Matt Plizga said Monday.
Plizga said Duke plans to grant the request, but hasn't made a formal announcement because the paper work isn't completed yet. Felix averaged 14.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season for the College of Southern Idaho.
A 6-foot-6 small forward from Phoenix, his potential role for 2010-11 decreased when 2010 Final Four most outstanding player Kyle Singler decided to return to school. Felix has three years of college eligibility remaining.
Felix's departure leaves guards Kyrie Irving and Tyler Thornton and forward Josh Hairston, who all will be freshmen, remaining in Duke's recruiting class.