In college hoops, it’s tough to get enough playing time when your position is crowded with talented players. So when point guard Dylan Ennis was granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA, fellow point guard Kendall Small saw his opportunity for playing time next season fade away.
As a result, Small decided Oregon wasn't the place for him. On Thursday, Small’s father told Duck Territory that the sophomore will transfer from the program.
During his freshman campaign with Oregon, Small averaged just 1.7 points during 7.8 minutes per game. There was a lot of excitement around the freshman, who was ranked 84th on ESPN’s Top 100, averaging 22 points a game as a senior at Mayfair.
The move isn't surprising, considering Ennis will get the bulk of the playing time during what will be his final collegiate season. This move also now opens a second scholarship for Oregon to use for the 2016-17 season.