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Junior forward Matt Horton listens to head coach Rick Stansbury during WKU's 77-76 loss to Florida International Thursday in Diddle Arena. Horton had two points in the loss. 

Forward Matt Horton announced that he will transfer elsewhere for his senior season on Wednesday after one season on the Hill.

“I’d like to thank my teammates, the WKU fans and coaches for bringing me in and loving me like a real family,” Horton said in a note posted on Twitter. “But my time here came shorter than I thought it would.”

Horton failed to make much of an impact on the Hilltoppers last season, dealing with injuries and stuck behind a fairly deep group of big men. He averaged 4.2 minutes played in 10 games, scoring 1.1 points per game.

Horton came to WKU from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He previously had attended Paul Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa.

Sports Editor Matt Stahl can be reached at 270-745-6291 and matthew.stahl551@topper.wku.edu. Follow him on Twitter @mattstahl97.