Barney to transfer after three seasons at Wichita State


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Wichita State’s Brett Barney and Landry Shamet enter Bankers life fieldhouse for press conferences and practices. The Shockers are set to play Dayton in the first round of NCAA Tournament. (Mar. 16, 2017)

Redshirt-sophomore center Brett Barney announced that he will be transferring from Wichita State Tuesday morning.

In a statement via Twitter, Barney said:

“I want to start out by saying thank you to Wichita State and Coach Marshall for the opportunity to be a part of Wichita State. I have had an amazing 3 years of basketball and it has been a childhood dream of mine to be a Shocker basketball player. I appreciate all of the coaches and brothers that I have met during my time here. I have decided to transfer for the upcoming season and finish my playing career somewhere else. I want to thank all the fans and people that have supported me along the way. You guys are the greatest fans in the country! Thank you for a wonderful opportunity, Wichita.”

Barney has been on the team for three seasons, after coming from Sunrise Christian Academy.

He is a one-time WSU Varsity Letterman and has made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll four times.

Barney played in six games in the 2017-18 season, averaging 2.3 minutes and 1.7 points per game while having a .714 field goal percentage.