Michigan State forward Kenny Kaminski will transfer from the program, the player announced on Saturday. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo released a statement Monday that Kaminski had been dismissed from the team.
Kaminski had said on Twitter Saturday that he was no longer on the team and intended to transfer.
Last season, Kaminski averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds and shot a Big Ten-best 49.4 percent from three-point range in 12.2 minutes per game.
He redshirted his first season after injuring his shoulder as a senior at Medina (Ohio) High School. Kaminski was suspended two games twice last season for academics.
Kaminski reportedly suffered a back injury in a summer league game earlier this month.
Michigan State has lost three of its top four scorers -- two of whom, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne, became first-round NBA draft picks -- from a team that posted a 29-9 record and earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament before falling to eventual national champion UConn in the Elite Eight.
Here is the entire statement from Tom Izzo regarding the dismissal of Kenny Kaminski from the MSU basketball program: pic.twitter.com/yvad3DHuKN— David Harns (@isportsDave) August 4, 2014
I am no longer going to play at Michigan State, I will be transferring to another school but have not decided where yet— Kenny Kaminski (@KennyKaminski) August 2, 2014
- Chris Johnson