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DaJuan Gordon, Rudi Williams departing Kansas State men's basketball program

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 12:58:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sophomore guard DaJuan Gordon and junior guard Rudi Williams have opted to enter the transfer portal, Kansas State University men's head basetball coach Bruce Weber announced Friday.

"After several conversations with DaJuan and his family following the season, he informed me of his decision," Weber said. "Although DaJuan has played significant minutes and started most games the past two seasons, he indicated his desire to have a larger role offensively. Obviously, we are disappointed with his decision, but we wish him the best in basketball and life."

A 6-foot-4 guard from Chicago, Gordon played in 57 games with 33 starts in his two-year career with the Wildcats.

This past season, he played in 25 games with 22 starts and averaged 9.1 points on 37.5 percent (81-of-216) shooting with 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 28.5 minutes per game as a sophomore.

Williams played one season for the Wildcats.

“We recruited and signed Rudi during the early part of the (COVID-19) pandemic without him even visiting campus and getting a feeling for our program, so this gives him the opportunity to evaluate what type of school will be best for him moving forward. We wish him well,” Weber added.

The 6-foot-3 guard from Hamilton, Ontario, played in 27 games with four starts as a junior in 2020-21.

“These are two quality young men and I appreciate their hard work and contributions to our program during their time here,” Weber said.