Ex-ND basketball player Harvey transfers to Vanderbilt

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Former Notre Dame swingman D.J. Harvey has transferred to Vanderbilt, where he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

The 6-6 Harvey visited Iowa and Vanderbilt over the weekend. He made the announcement early Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.

A phone message left on Harvey’s cell by the Tribune was not returned.

Harvey averaged 10.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game last season for Notre Dame. He shot 39 percent from the field, 29.9 percent from 3 and 74 percent from the foul line.

The only member of Notre Dame’s 2017 recruiting class, Harvey was ranked as high as No. 21 nationally by various recruiting services.

He missed half of his freshman season with a left knee injury that eventually required microfracture surgery. He missed last season’s final four games with a right hamstring injury.

Harvey is the third Irish to transfer since the end of the 2016-17 season and the second to choose Vanderbilt. Former Irish swingman Matt Ryan transferred to Vanderbilt following two seasons at Notre Dame and Elija Burns left early in the 2018-2019 season and transferred to Siena.

Ryan played last season for the Commodores but will spend the 2019-20 season as a graduate transfer at Tennessee-Chattanooga. For Vanderbilt, playing 25 minutes a game, he averaged 8.1 points a game, shooting 32.8% from 3 and 34.7% overall, and 2.7 rebounds.

Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse was hired to replace Bryce Drew at Vanderbilt, which finished 0-18 in the Southeastern Conference.

Notre Dame returns 10 scholarship players for the 2019-20 season.

Notre Dame’s D.J. Harvey (5) shoots over Boston College’s Wynston Tabbs (5) during the Notre Dame-Boston College NCAA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend.