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Freshman guard Goodnews Kpegeol transferring out of K-State men's basketball program

The Manhattan Mercury, Kan. — Ryan Black The Manhattan Mercury, Kan.

April 04--Apr. 4--Goodnews Kpegeol released bad news about his future at Kansas State on Thursday.

Kpegeol, who spent just one semester with the men's basketball program, announced Thursday morning that he had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal and will continue his college career elsewhere.

"I would like to thank Kansas State University for the opportunity they have given me this past semester," Kpegeol tweeted from his personal Twitter account. "With that being said, I have put my name in the transfer portal and actively looking for a new home thank you!"

K-State head coach Bruce Weber confirmed Kpegeol's departure in a release.

"We appreciate Goodnews' contributions to our basketball program and wish him the best of luck as he pursues his playing career at another institution," Weber said.

A 6-foot-6, 180-pound guard from St. Paul, Minnesota, Kpegeol signed with the Wildcats during the early signing period in November. He then joined the team Dec. 31. Kpegeol did not play in any games during the 2018-19 campaign and redshirted.

Kpegeol spent last fall as a postgraduate at TaylorMade Academy in Pensacola, Florida, after wrapping up his four-year prep career at North High School in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Kpegeol averaged a team-high 18.2 points per game (in 19 games) as a senior in 2017-18. He helped the Polars finish with a 22-5 overall record (15-1 in conference play) as a sophomore in 2015-16, with the school making its first Class 4A state tournament appearance in 17 years.

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