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Texas guard Julien Lewis leaves program, will transfer

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Julien Lewis averaged just under 27 minutes per game for the Longhorns in a disappointing 2012-2013.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas guard Julien Lewis has been granted his release and will become the third player to leave the Longhorns since they finished a disappointing season 16-18 and missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in 15 years.

The school announced the departure Tuesday.

Guard Sheldon McClellan, who led Texas in scoring most of the season but clashed with coach Rick Barnes, left the team earlier this year. Myck Kabongo, who was voted the team's most valuable player despite sitting out a 23-game NCAA suspension, left school to enter the NBA draft.

Lewis started 21 games and averaged 11.2 points. Texas is now without its top three scorers from last season.

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