Turns out Freddy Asprilla won’t be pursuing a professional career overseas. At least not for a few years, anyway.
The former Kansas State big man has committed to transfer to Canisius, of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, in Buffalo, NY, according to his former AAU coach Art Alvarez.
“After talking with his mom in Colombia, he has decided to push back his professional career and has verbally committed Canisius University,” Alvarez said in a text. “His mom wants him to finish his education and graduate with a degree. He is very appreciative of Kansas State and Coach Frank Martin. He learned a lot from Coach Martin and he wishes the Wildcats tremendous success.”
When Asprilla left Kansas State two weeks ago, Wildcats coach Frank Martin and Alvarez said he decided to do so because of family issues.
“Freddy Asprilla is turning pro to help his very ill mother,” Alvarez said then. “He is sacrificing his collegiate career to make money at the professional level.”