A key WKU reserve is leaving the program this offseason.
Sophomore forward Stephon Drane will transfer to another school before the start of next season, WKU announced.
Coach Ray Harper confirmed the move Monday morning.
Harper said Drane’s decision was based on playing time.
“He’s been terrific for us,” the coach said. “Great kid, he just needs to get into a situation where it’s a better fit as far as paling time. If you look across the country, tree’s a lot of guys transferring right now and most of the time it’s because of that.”
Drane spent three seasons at WKU, redshirting through the 2011-12 season.
He played in 32 games this season and earned an average of 6.4 minutes per game. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds this year and hit 50 percent of his field goal attempts.
Harper said he hopes to see Drane succeed in the future.
“We wish him the best, he’s been a huge part of what we’re trying to do here,” he said.