University of Texas will play the University of Houston Cougars in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). This will be the first meeting between the two schools in 12 years. The game will be played at Houston on Wednesday March 20.
Sophomore forward Jaylen Bond has elected to transfer following the completion of the spring semester, he confirmed Monday. Bond will not participate in UT’s games in the upcoming CBI.
“While this was a difficult decision to make, I feel it is the right one for me at this time,” Bond said. “I want to thank everyone who played a part in allowing me the privilege to attend The University of Texas. This starts with the coaching staff, my fellow teammates and the educational staff who have helped me during the past two years. They have taught me a lot, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this program.
“It wouldn’t be right for me to continue playing in the postseason and take minutes away from my teammates who are returning,” Bond continued. “Once again, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me while I was here.”
Bond saw action in 20 of UT’s 33 games (two starts) and averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 assists in 11.1 minutes per contest this season. In his two seasons in Austin, Bond played in 54 career games (seven starts) and averaged 3.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per contest.