Report: Escobar to transfer

Freshman guard JT Escobar is leaving the basketball program,’s Evan Daniels is reporting.

He has been given his release to transfer.

Escobar was considered an option at point guard early in the season. Eventually he appeared in 17 games and averaged 4.8 minutes.

Escobar signed with Ole Miss in the 2014-2015 class then attended prep school for a year. He was a Parade All-American at Florida A&M University High School in Tallahassee.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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