ATHENS, Ga. — Issac Kante has decided to transfer from the University of Georgia men’s basketball team.
“I would like to thank the coaching staff and my teammates for an amazing experience at Georgia,” Kante said. “But on behalf of me and my family, we decided to continue my career at another school. This was a family decision, and I wish UGA nothing but the best.”
Kante, a 6-8, 236-pound forward from Brooklyn, appeared in 10 games and averaged 1.0 points and 0.4 rebounds per game as a freshman with the Bulldogs. He was a second-team All-Brooklyn selection in 2015 as a senior at Paul Robeson High School before spending the 2015-16 season at Putnam (Conn.) Science Academy. Kante averaged 11 points and six rebounds at Putnam.
“We really enjoyed our short time with Isaac, and we certainly saw a future for him with us,” head coach Tom Crean said. “With that being said, I understand the decision to leave and will unequivocally help him wherever we can. We will always see Isaac as a part of the Georgia family.”