The WKU men’s basketball team endured another roster loss this offseason, as rising junior forward Marek Nelson announced his intentions to transfer on Tuesday afternoon.
“Where do I start?” Nelson wrote in a tweet posted to his Twitter account. “The campus. The culture. The PEOPLE. WKU has grown me in so many ways these past two years. As a man, as a teammate, as a follower of Christ. Although I am transferring, WKU will always be a place I can call home, and for that, I am grateful."
The Plano, Texas, native will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 2.6 points per game to go along with 1.7 rebounds during his two seasons with the Hilltoppers. Suspension and a back injury limited Nelson to just 18 games during the 2018-19 season after he appeared in all 38 games and made one start during the 2017-18 season.
Nelson's departure marks the 16th time a player has left the program early under Rick Stansbury since he became head coach in 2016.