Irish forward Danielle Patterson transfers to Indiana

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Irish sophomore forward Danielle Patterson announced on social media Friday she will transfer to Indiana.

Patterson played in 33 games in each of her two seasons with Notre Dame, averaging 2.9 ppg and 10.6 minutes per game last season. That's a slight decrease from the playing time she saw during her freshman year, when she averaged 12.5 minutes coming off the bench.

While Patterson didn't see the court much, she was a key role player, one of the few reserves to see minutes with the loaded starting five the Irish trotted out every night this season.

Now, the job only gets tougher for Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw. The entire starting lineup was recently selected in the WNBA Draft, and now a key role player will transfer.

The defending national runners-up now return just five scholarship players.

Patterson, meanwhile, will likely have to sit out this upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules. She will be eligible to play her senior season for the Hoosiers, her final year of eligibility.