Marty Pocius, a redshirt junior who has battled injuries in his four years at Duke, will bypass his fifth season of eligibility, the program announced in a release Sunday.
Pocius received a medical redshirt last season after fighting a foot injury. A product of Lithuania, Pocius has shown flashes of athleticism on offense, but has only averaged 6.7 minutes per game in his career because of defensive lapses. He’s averaged 1.4 points per game in that time and has come off the bench in all but one game.
Pocius will be honored on senior night Tuesday along with Greg Paulus and Dave McClure. Reserve point guard Jordan Davidson, who came in with Paulus’ class, will redshirt this season. The senior class that will be honored Tuesday is much different than the one that came in. McClure redshirted a season, but Paulus and Pocius are the only two remaining players from a five-player class that included Eric Boateng, Jamal Boykin and Josh McRoberts. Boateng transferred to Arizona State after his freshman year, Boykin transferred to California in the middle of his sophomore season and McRoberts left for the NBA Draft after his second season.