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Sophomore forward/center Gus Larson of Penn's men's basketball is transferring to UC Berkeley. Credit: Anna Vazhaeparambil

At the end of May, former Penn men's basketball forward/center Gus Larson announced his decision to transfer to UC Berkeley. Larson's departure makes him the third men’s basketball player to transfer this year, following in the footsteps of former teammates Lucas Monroe and Jordan Dingle — both of whom recently announced their decisions to transfer to Drexel and St. John’s, respectively. 

The move marks a major turning point for the 6-foot-10 Connecticut native as he sets his sights on warmer weather and Berkeley’s basketball program. Despite only appearing in five games this season before being sidelined by a season-ending injury, Larson’s resilience and open attitude towards mental wellbeing have defined him as a player whose legacy will carry on.

Reflecting on his time, Larson credits the basketball program as well as the academic rigor for shaping him into the individual he is today, even as he steps into a new stage of his career.