Western Kentucky guard Jordan Brangers has left the school, WKU confirmed Monday.
According to a source, Brangers left the program due to an academic matter related to Brangers' junior college courses. In a statement from Western Kentucky, the program stated, "Brangers has not met NCAA transfer requirements and is no longer a member of the Hilltopper program."
New beginnings ��— Jordan Brangers (@brangers25) August 28, 2017
Brangers, a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American and first-team All-American selection, played this past season at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas and was rated the No. 3 junior college prospect in the nation by JUCORecruiting.com. He shot 49.6 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from 3-point range while also averaging 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
His 151 made 3s this season led the nation and broke the South Plains school record previously held by Marshall Henderson.
Originally from Radcliff, Brangers averaged 20.9 points per game – ranking fourth nationally in total points scored at the JUCO level – and connected on 151 of 327 3-point attempts in 22.9 minutes per game.
“We’re excited to have Jordan as a part of our basketball program and our family,” Stansbury said in a release when the prospect signed in April. “It’s very obvious he’s a terrific player who can provide help with a need on our team and has a great ability to shoot the basketball.”
Brangers played at Eastern High School in Louisville in 2013 after starting his career at North Hardin High School. He never graduated from EHS, but later earned his General Educational Development degree and later resumed his basketball career at St. Catharine College in Kentucky before moving on to SPC.
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