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Troy D’Souza, 23 Sports

Monday, February 29–

D’Angelo Allen’s time with the Missouri Men’s Basketball program has come to an end. The sophomore forward has left the team and intends to transfer.

Head Coach Kim Anderson released a statement regarding Allen’s departure.

“D’Angelo Allen has made it known to the Mizzou Men’s Basketball program his intention to transfer, and we will support his request. D’Angelo and I met and he expressed his desire to play a larger role. We agreed he can begin to seek opportunities to achieve his goals elsewhere. We appreciate D’Angelo’s contributions during his time with the program and will work to assist him in any way possible.”

Allen did not play in seven of Missouri’s 29 games this season, one due to illness and the other six based on coach’s decisions. He is averaging 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per contest in just eight minutes per game.

Allen made it clear he wanted a larger role and will seek that role elsewhere. He was removed from the team roster and will not participate in the final two games for the Tigers.

With his departure, Missouri will return eight scholarship players next season along with three incoming freshman and Texas transfer Jordan Barnett. Mizzou will have one spare scholarship to offer should they choose to, but as part of their self-imposed sanctions, they must give up one scholarship for either the 2016-17 or 2017-18 season.

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