Freshman guard Ty Taylor transfers from Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt

Freshman guard Ty Taylor II is transferring from Wichita State, he announced via Twitter on Thursday.

Taylor II played in 19 games for Wichita State. In his one season with the Shockers, he averaged three points in an average of seven minutes per game. He scored a season-high 10 points against Charleston Southern.

“I cannot put into words how thankful I am for the opportunity the entire coaching staff has given me,” he said in the Tweet. “I’d like to thank this outstanding program for contributing to my growth and development. I will forever be grateful for my experience spent as a Shocker.”

Taylor II played a career-high 30 minutes against Alabama in the AdvoCare Invitational in Florida when guards Fred VanVleet and Conner Frankamp were sidelined. He scored eight points on 15 shot-attempts, he missed six three-pointers. He posted a career-high six assists. In the four-day tournament he shot 21 percent from the field on 33 shot attempts, and shot 14 percent from three-point range.

He had not played since the regular-season home finale against Illinois State on February 27th.

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

With the arrival of junior college transfers Daishon Smith, a point guard from Florida, Darrlyn Willis, a 6-foot-8 forward from Mississippi, and C.J Keyser from Brewster Academy, Wichita State was over the NCAA scholarship limit of 13 players.

Taylor’s departure brings WSU back to the NCAA limit of scholarships for next season.