Forward Ray Kasongo leaving Tennessee after 1 season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Forward Ray Kasongo is leaving the Tennessee men's basketball team after one season.

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes confirmed Thursday that Kasongo ''is going to leave, and he's got some different options out there.''

Kasongo played 22 games as a sophomore this past season and averaged 1.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 5.5 minutes. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 6.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game in 2014-15 at College of Southern Idaho.

Although he is from Canada, Kasongo graduated from Pikeville (Kentucky) High School and attended prep school at Phase 1 Academy in Phoenix.

Kasongo's departure leaves Tennessee with an open scholarship for the 2016-17 season. Barnes said that ''we would use it in the right situation, and we are looking at some different situations right now.''

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.