ULM assistant basketball coach and star player on the way out

Ryan Cross, long time assistant coach for ULM men's basketball, is leaving the program after eight seasons to take a similar position at UAB.

In addition, fan favorite and second team All-Sun Belt Conference guard Michael Ertel has entered his name in the transfer portal. Ertel averaged 16 points a game and scored in double figures in 27 of ULM's 29 games.

Ertel tells Sports Director Aaron Dietrich that with all the changes going on, he felt it was best to move on. However, he appreciates all the support and love he received from Monroe.

Ertel will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.