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Kansas State guard Brian Patrick will transfer after two seasons with Wildcats

Kansas State's Brian Patrick
Kansas State's Brian Patrick

Brian Patrick, a sophomore guard on the Kansas State basketball team, has decided to transfer and finish his college basketball career elsewhere.

K-State announced Patrick's departure Thursday via a news release.

“We appreciate Brian’s contributions to our basketball program," K-State coach Bruce Weber said in a statement, "and wish him the best of luck as he pursues his playing career at another institution.”

Patrick will leave K-State after two mostly quiet seasons with the Wildcats.

Weber recruited Patrick out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., mostly because of his three-point shooting ability, but he was inconsistent from beyond the arc for K-State. He played in 49 games over two seasons, averaging 1.9 points.

As a sophomore, he averaged 1.6 points and 0.6 rebounds. He appeared to carve out a reserve role in K-State's rotation during nonconference games, but fell out of the mix as the season progressed and didn't play in 10 of the team's final 14 games.

Patrick's transfer does not come as much of a surprise, given his lack of playing time. But with Amaad Wainright no longer on the roster, Patrick appeared to be in line for increased minutes next season.

Without Patrick and Wainright, the Wildcats now lack depth on the wing behind starter Xavier Sneed. That will likely become a recruiting priority for Weber as he looks to add talent during the spring.

K-State has one scholarship available.

Patrick is the third K-State basketball player to exit the program since the season ended in March. Forward Mawdo Sallah is also transferring.