Ty Taylor to transfer from WSU

Wichita State head basketball coach Gregg Marshall said freshman Ty Taylor II has asked to transfer out of WSU at the end of the spring semester.

Wichita State guard Ty Taylor II (10) drives by Iowa center Adam Woodbury (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State basketball freshman Ty Taylor II has requested and been granted a release to transfer at the end of the spring semester, head coach Gregg Marshall announced Thursday.

Marshall said in a news release Taylor, a 6-foot-1 guard, appeared in 20 games off the bench and averaged 3.0 points and 0.6 assists in 2015-16. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

A true freshman, Taylor saw extensive playing time early in the year with WSU’s guard rotation thinned by injuries. He scored 10 points his Shocker debut against Charleston Southern and dished out six assists without a turnover on Nov. 27 against Alabama, averaging 5.8 points, 1.5 assists and 16.3 minutes in six November contests.

“We want to thank Ty for all of his hard work this year. He has been a fine representative of our program,” Marshall said. “We wish him nothing but the best, on and off the court, as he continues his career.”

Taylor is a graduate of Grandview (Mo.) High School near Kansas City, where he broke NBA guard Alec Burks’ school record with 1,551 career points. He spent a postgraduate year at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia.

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