Kansas guard Bryce Thompson announced Tuesday that he is leaving the school and entering the transfer portal.
Thompson was a McDonald's All-American in high school in Tulsa, Okla., but averaged just 4.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 20 games (four starts) this season as a freshman. He missed time due to a back injury and a broken right index finger.
"While it was a difficult year for many reasons, I am thankful to have had the opportunity to play at the University of Kansas," Thompson said in his announcement on Twitter. "Thanks to Coach (Bill) Self and his staff, the doctor, trainers, my teammates and the fans for your support all season long.
"With that being said, I have made the decision to enter the transfer portal."
Self acknowledged the news that Thompson is departing.
"After talking to his family, Bryce let us that he was going to enter the transfer portal," Self said. "I know Bryce had a tough freshman season with injuries, but I enjoyed coaching him this year through the ups and downs. We wish nothing but the best for the entire Thompson family moving forward."
Thompson shot 35.3 percent from the field and was just 8 of 36 from 3-point range.
--Field Level Media