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UALR’S Wyatt to transfer

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock men’s basketball team is losing a member of its roster.

Sophomore forward Horace Wyatt Jr. announced Monday that he intends to transfer from the Trojans.

“Going to miss my brothers and atmosphere here at UALR. What an amazing ride it’s been,” Wyatt tweeted. “I want to thank the coaching staff, fans, and everyone involved. With that being said I have received my release and my recruitment is open.”

Wyatt, a native of Atlanta, did not play this season, as the Trojans embarked on a worst-to-first turnaround that was highlighted by a 21-10 overall record and an outright Sun Belt regular-season championship. Wyatt will be able to claim a redshirt season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-6, 180-pound forward started 17 games, and played in 24 total, in 2018-19 as a freshman, averaging 11.0 minutes, 2.1 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game, as shot 48.6% from the field.

But a retooled roster this season — which saw the Trojans add key contributing pieces such as redshirt junior wing and UNLV transfer Ben Coupet Jr., freshman guards Marko Lukic, Jovan Stulic and Isaiah Palermo, and junior forward Ruot Monyyong — led to Wyatt finding the bench.

UALR Coach Darrell Walker declined to comment Monday on Wyatt’s decision to transfer, per a team spokesman.

Print Headline: State sports brief

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