Kansas freshman guard Royce Woolridge will transfer from the program, Woolridge confirmed Friday afternoon.
“I just feel as if my style of play didn’t fit this program,” Woolridge said. “Coach (Self) and I came to a mutual understanding. I will miss Kansas and everything that it has done for me.”
Woolridge, a native of Phoenix, committed to Kansas at the end of his sophomore season in 2008. He stayed true to his commitment but did not see much playing time his freshman season.
He played just 2.8 minutes per game, averaging 0.6 points per game.
Woolridge’s departure comes a day after freshman guard Josh Selby declared for the NBA draft. That leaves KU with six scholarship guards for next season: Tyshawn Taylor, Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford, former walk-on Conner Teahan and incoming freshmen Naadir Tharpe and Ben McLemore.
KU has three scholarship big men: Thomas Robinson, Jeff Withey and incoming freshman Braeden Anderson.
That means KU has four scholarships available for the 2011 season. KU coach Bill Self is still known to be recruiting five-star forward DeAndre Daniels, four-star guard Trevor Lacey and three-star forward Jamari Traylor.