Redshirt sophomore Kobe King has decided to leave the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program.
King announced his decision Wednesday afternoon on his Instagram account, saying: “This has been a very tough decision for me, however after spending almost 3 years in the Wisconsin program I have realized that this program is not the right fit for me as a player and person.”
King did not travel with the team to Iowa on Monday night for “personal reasons”, where the Badgers lost 68-62 to the No. 18 Hawkeyes.
The Badgers basketball team released a statement following King’s announcement: “Being a student-athlete in the Wisconsin men’s basketball program is a special privilege and opportunity and I’m disappointed that Kobe has chosen to leave, particularly at this point in time,” head coach Greg Gard said. “But I respect his right to do what he feels is in his best interest. I wish Kobe all the best.”
King averaged 10.0 points per game for the Badgers this season.