Eddie Lampkin has started just 19 games for TCU basketball this season and has been off and on the court for the past month. On Wednesday, the star center announced he would be stepping away from the TCU team to deal with personal matters, a huge blow just before the start of the Big 12 tournament.

TCU is set to tip of against Kansas State Thursday at 9:30 p.m. EST on ESPN. Lampkin is reported to have not taken the trip to Kansas City, where the tournament is to be held.

Impact without Lampkin

TCU was 2-4 in Big 12 play without Lampkin on the court, though he struggled to end the season. He’s scored just 13 points since a win over Kansas in January.

The horned Frogs can win without Lampkin because they’ve been forced to most of the season, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be missed on the court, especially against a tough path to the Big 12 championship.

Expect to see a lot more JoKobe Coles and Xavier Cork in his absence.