Less than two weeks ago, Kansas State junior guard Amaad Wainright was suspended indefinitely after he was arrested and charged with two felonies — fleeing and eluding and obstruction — on April 3.
In the aftermath of his arrest and subsequent suspension, Wainright announced Friday he will transfer from the program after just one season with Kansas State.
“Just wanna say thank you to all my K-State family who supported me through this process and all my family and friends back in KC,” Wainright said in his Twitter announcement. “I appreciate it all. I have my release and looking forward to continuing my career elsewhere. Thank you.”
Just wanna day thank you to all my K-State family who supported me through this process and all my family and friends back in KC I appreciate it all I have my release and looking to continue my 🏀 career else where thank you 🙏🏽
— Amaad Wainright (@AmaadW) April 13, 2018
The brother of former Baylor standout Ishmael Wainright, Wainright transferred to Kansas State last summer from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. During his debut season with the Wildcats, Wainright appeared in 36 games and averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in a reserve role.
“We appreciate Amaad’s contributions to our basketball program and wish him the best of luck as he pursues his playing career elsewhere,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said in a statement.
Wainright will have one season of eligibility remaining at whichever school he ultimately signs with.