Missouri forward Tray Jackson announces decision to enter NCAA transfer portal, issues statement
Just when the season couldn’t look much worse for the Tigers, Tray Jackson is indeed leaving the Missouri basketball program.
In a move that was first reported by Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com, the Tigers are losing the former four-star recruit after only one season in Columbia.
Jackson issued the following statement on Tuesday announcing his decision to leave the program and enter the NCAA transfer portal:
“I want to start off by thanking all of my supporters and fans at Mizzou. I also want to thank the coaches and staff members for helping me and giving me the opportunity to attend this University. Thank you to my teammates that helped me grow this year, I wish nothing but the best for y’all in life. After carefully thinking it over, I think its best for me and my future to enter the transfer portal. With that being said, best of wishes to Coach Martin and his program.”
During his first year in college, Jackson appeared in 26 games for the Tigers and averaged just under three points and two rebounds per contest. Coming out of Sunrise Christian High School in Detroit, Jackson was rated as a top 100 overall recruit and the No. 14 power forward in the nation for the 2019 recruiting cycle.