Anyigbo, Alcantara to transfer

Lucas Aulbach

Sophomore forward Kene Anyigbo and freshman forward Eddie Alcantara will trasfer to different schools this summer, ending their careers at WKU.

Coach Ray Harper confirmed the news in a statement Monday.

“After multiple discussions with Kene and Eddie about their basketball futures, we have come to the decision that it is in the best interests of both of them to continue their playing careers elsewhere,” Harper said. “We thank them for their contributions to our program, and our doors will remain open to help them with the next step.”

Anyigbo was a reserve for the Toppers but played a part in several key Sun Belt Conference Tournament games this season — he averaged 1.9 points and two rebounds per game. He pled guilty to charges of marijuana possession and tampering with physical evidence Friday and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of unsupervised probation.

“Kene has been a joy to coach the last three seasons,” Harper said. “His commitment to our program did not go unnoticed by his teammates, and his work ethic will help him be successful in his next step in basketball and in life.”

Alcantara played a role in the WKU rotation early in the 2012-13 season but was limited in the second half to the season by a shoulder injury. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in ten games this year.

“I believe that Eddie’s best days on the court are ahead of him,” Harper said about Alcantara. “His injury last season limited him, but he is one of the nicest kids I have ever had the privilege of coaching. We wish both of them much success in the future.”