Guard Conner Frankamp to transfer from Kansas
Conner Frankamp has decided to transfer from Kansas, according to a news release issued by the school on Friday.
Frankamp averaged 11.0 points and shot 31.3 percent from three-point range over 27 games last season. The 6-foot guard scored a season-high 12 points in the Jayhawks' NCAA Tournament loss to Stanford.
Frankamp was expected to compete for playing time in a backcourt that also includes sophomores Frank Mason III, Wayne Selden and Brannen Greene as well as freshmen Devonte' Graham and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk.
Frankamp attended Wichita North (Kan.) High and was given a four-star rating in the class of 2013 by the recruiting service Rivals.com.
"I met with Conner and his father (Martin Frankamp) Wednesday to discuss his situation and opportunity this season at Kansas," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "On Thursday he informed me he was going to transfer at the end of this fall semester. From this point forward he is no longer part of this team and will not participate this semester so he can transfer after Christmas and have two-and-a-half years remaining when he becomes eligible after sitting out one full academic year." [...]"I've been thinking about this for a while now," Frankamp said. "I love KU and I love the Jayhawks. I feel like I've improved quite a bit since I've been here. I love my teammates but I just don't feel like it's the right fit for me. We have many good guards and so many big-time players. I want to be at a place where I could play a bigger role."
Kansas lost forward Andrew Wiggins and center Joel Embiid -- both of whom went on to be selected in the first round of this year's draft -- from a team that won 25 games and the Big 12 regular season championship last season.
- Chris Johnson