Wisconsin’s roster depth has taken a hit.
On Wednesday, sophomore guard Kobe King announced he would be leaving the program. The sophomore was the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.1 points per game. He did not make the most recent trip to Iowa City as the Badgers took on the Hawkeyes.
Head coach Greg Gard issued a statement on King’s decision to leave the program. He said he was disappointed in the sophomore’s decision, especially at this point in the season.
“Being a student-athlete in the Wisconsin men’s basketball program is a special privilege and opportunity,” head coach Greg Gard said in a release. “And I am disappointed Kobe has chosen to leave, particularly at this time.
“But I respect his right to do what he feels is in his best interest. I wish Kobe all the best.
“We are a resilient team. I am confident in our staff and players. We are moving forward fully committed to each other and to achieving our collective goals.”
Redshirt sophomore Kobe King has announced his intentions to leave the Wisconsin men’s basketball program pic.twitter.com/9g8eOxr9XN
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 29, 2020
King was also averaging 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 rebounds per game on the year.
Wisconsin is currently 12-9 on the season with a 5-5 mark in B1G play. The Badgers have lost two-straight contests falling in road games against Purdue and Iowa.