K-State’s Trice plans to transfer

Kansas State forward Austin Trice, front, grabs a rebound against Marquette during the second half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas State junior Austin Trice will not be coming back next season.

On Friday, head coach Bruce Weber announced the Chicago-native had entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal.

“We appreciate Austin’s contributions to our basketball program and wish him the best of luck as he pursues his playing career at another institution,” Weber said.

The 6’7”, 235 lb. guard came to Manhattan in 2018 after two seasons at Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, Illinois. He played in 28 games for the Wildcats last year, starting one of them. In that time, he average 1.9 points and 2.5 boards per game.

K-State noted he was one of just two Wildcats last season to bring down double-digit rebounds in multiple games, pulling down a season-high 12 on November 9, 2018, versus Kennesaw State. He racked up a season-high 12 points against Oklahoma State in February.