Charlie Moore, Mr. Basketball of Illinois for 2016, will transfer from California, the school announced Thursday. Moore, a Morgan Park graduate, averaged 12.2 points and a team-high 3.5 assists while starting all 34 games for the Bears as a freshman.

Former California coach Cuonzo Martin, who recruited Moore to Berkeley, was named Missouri’s coach on March 15.

“After many discussions with my family, I’ve made the decision to transfer to be closer to home,” Moore said in the school’s release. “This is an extremely difficult decision for me, but the opportunity to be closer to my family is one that I feel is necessary for me at this time.”