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Wichita State guard Peyton Allen withdraws from school

The Texas A&M transfer never appeared in a regular season game for the Shockers

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Sophomore guard Peyton Allen has withdrawn from Wichita State for personal reasons, head coach Gregg Marshall announced on Wednesday.

Allen transferred to Wichita State last season after averaging 4.5 points per game in 14.1 minutes per contest during his freshman year at Texas A&M in 2014-15. He never appeared in a regular-season game for the Shockers.

In the release, Marshall stated that Allen’s departure was not related to off-the-court conduct, a violation of team rules, or his play on the court. Marshall says it was a mutual decision made between Allen and Wichita State.

From the release:

“We’re sad to see him go, but after talking things over with Peyton and his parents, we all agreed that the best course of action was for Peyton to put basketball and school on hold while he sorts some things out,” Marshall said.

“I ask that you respect his privacy at this time, but I do want to emphasize that this was not a basketball-related decision, nor did it pertain to any off-the-court conduct or violation of team rules. We think highly of Peyton and wish him well in life and in basketball.”