On Tuesday evening, Missouri sophomore guard K.J. Walton was reportedly granted his release to transfer, according to Jim Reamer, Walton’s AAU coach for Indy Heat EYBL.
KJ Walton, Brownsburg, has received his release from Missouri and will be transferring. He will have two years remaining. @Kj_Walton1
— Indy Heat EYBL 2020 (@IndyHeatJWR) April 4, 2017
Walton, as noted by Reamer, will have two years of eligibility remaining.
The news comes in the wake of a woeful 8-24 season for the Tigers, who lost seven of their final eight games. Walton had success in spots, namely in a stretch in the middle of the season in which he reached double-figure scoring in five of six games.
Towards the end of the season, however, Walton saw a decline in his minutes, logging no more than 15 in the final five games. He finished the season averaging 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
Walton was a 3-star recruit out of Brownsburg High School near Indianapolis. He also had offers from Illinois State, Minnesota and Xavier, the latter of the two having made the NCAA Tournament.
Missouri dismissed basketball coach after the season and hired Cuonzo Martin away from California. Martin faces a major rebuilding project but gained a cornerstone in Michael Porter Jr.