KU forward Dwight Coleby to transfer

Kansas forward Dwight Coleby (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- After graduating from the University of Kansas on Sunday, KU forward Dwight Coleby announced he's transferring from KU on Monday.

Since Coleby earned his degree he will be eligible to play right away during the 2017-2018 season.

“Dwight and I have visited about this multiple times since the end of our season and he has worked so hard academically to put himself in a position to make this decision,” said Kansas basketball coach Bill Self in a release. “We wish Dwight nothing but the very best moving forward. He felt the opportunity to go to a place and have the option to play quite a bit more and have more of a significant role would enhance his chances to play professionally in the future.”

Coleby played in 24 games for KU averaging 5.6 minutes, 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds. He tied his career high with 12 points at Texas on Feb. 25 and pulled down a season-high six rebounds against Baylor on Feb. 1.

“We have truly enjoyed Dwight the past two years,” Self said. “He's done everything we've asked him to do. It was unfortunate he tore his ACL his first year but he played a key role, especially late in the season, to the success we had this year. We not only support him but also agree that this could potentially help his post-college professional options. Dwight will always be looked upon by our program as a Jayhawk. We respect everything that he's done in the time he has been here.”