Report: Kobe King to step away from basketball for ‘personal reasons’

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Former Wisconsin guard Kobe King will no longer be playing for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, according to a report from Husker Online.

Cornhuskers coach Fred Hoiberg said in a statement Friday that King had informed the staff that he wouldn’t be enrolling at the school because of personal reasons. Hoiberg added that “we respect his decision and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

In late January, King announced he would be transferring out of UW-Madison’s basketball program. Roughly a month later, King committed to Nebraska.

The 6-foot-4 guard had made 19 starts and was averaging 10 points to rank second on the team at the time he left.