D’Angelo Allen to transfer from Missouri men’s basketball program
With the three signees in Willie Jackson, Mitchell Smith and Reed Nikko, this transfer leaves one open scholarship for the 2016-17 season.
Feb. 29, 2016
Missouri sophomore forward D’Angelo Allen will transfer, the program Missouri athletics announced Monday morning.
“D’Angelo Allen has made it known to the Mizzou men’s basketball program his intention to transfer, and we will support his request,” coach Kim Anderson said in the emailed statement. “D’Angelo and I met and he expressed his desire to play a larger role. We agreed he can begin to seek opportunities to achieve his goals elsewhere. We appreciate D’Angelo’s contributions during his time with the program and will work to assist him in any way possible.”
This news comes after much speculation Sunday night after this tweet was sent out:
Missouri sophomore D'Angelo Allen 6'8" SF will be leaving the team and looking to transfer for his last 2yr to play. @ReggieRankin— texasboysbasketball (@TXboysbasketbal) February 29, 2016
Allen did not play on Saturday against Texas A&M, the sixth time he did not play in a game all year. Overall, in 54 games at Mizzou, Allen averaged 13.4 minutes per game, 2.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and shot 44.1 percent from the floor.
As it stands now, Missouri currently has nine players returning next year. With the three signees in Willie Jackson, Mitchell Smith and Reed Nikko, this transfer leaves one open scholarship for the 2016-17 season.