By The Associated Press
OXFORD — Former McDonald’s All-American Jelan Kendrick has left Mississippi’s basketball program after one tumultuous season.
The 6-foot-7 guard averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last season after becoming eligible in December — showing considerable promise with his defensive and passing skills. But he had several run-ins with teammates and coaches, and was suspended for the Southeastern Conference tournament and National Invitation Tournament after leaving the regular-season finale against Alabama during pregame warmups.
Kendrick initially signed with Memphis out of high school, but never played for the Tigers before transferring to Ole Miss.
Ole Miss also confirmed that backup guard Maurice Aniefiok is no longer with the team. He averaged 1.5 points over 29 games last season, shooting just 25.8 percent from the field.