Read Yogi Ferrell's heartfelt message to Hoosier Nation

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Read Yogi Ferrell's heartfelt message to Hoosier Nation

As I look back at the 4 years I have had at Indiana University, I can think about how Hoosier nation has treated me not only as a basketball player, but as a person as well. The love and support I have received these past 4 years have been something special and I'm forever grateful to have played for such a historic university. I gave everything I had all 4 years day in and day out because I wanted to learn, adapt, and grow. That's why to come up short this year hurts but I'm proud of this team because we showed a will and resiliency that was unlike any other team I've played with. All the teammates I have had are my brothers for life and I am fortunate to have the friendships I have made. Through all the ups and downs I can say that I've become a better man and a better player. The best memories of my life have been playing for this university. I'm proud to say I am a Hoosier for life. #IUBB #11 #ForIndiana

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Yogi Ferrell has a place among the greatest in the storied history of Indiana basketball.

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The four-year starting point guard finished his career as the program’s all-time leader in games played and assists, while also ranking sixth all-time in scoring; he was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree, to boot.

The team accolades are just as impressive as the individual ones, as Ferrell helped lead the Hoosiers to a pair of Big Ten titles and Sweet 16 appearances, both coming as a freshman and senior.

All this considered, Ferrell loved his time in Bloomington, Indiana. Maybe as much as the Indiana faithful loved its point guard.

On Monday morning, Ferrell went to Instagram to thank Indiana and Hoosier Nation.

See Ferrell’s full letter in the tweet above.

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Here is Ferrell’s postgame interview following Indiana’s Sweet 16 loss to North Carolina.

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