Forward Gavin Thurman transferring from Missouri State after semester

Missouri State forward Gavin Thurman tweeted Monday that he will transfer from the program at the end of the current semester.

Photo: Bruce E. Stidham / Springfield News-Leader
Photo: Bruce E. Stidham / Springfield News-Leader

Thurman, a junior, averaged 6.0 points per game on 36.1 percent shooting this season. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

“For those fans and people who have been curious, I am not returning to MSU for my senior season and I will be transferring at the end of the semester,” Thurman said in a statement attached to the tweet. “I want to thank the fans for welcoming me in from day one, my teammates and former teammates. It have been a joy to play with you all. And I want to thank the whole university and basketball program. I appreciate you all.”

Thurman was a promising player as a freshman, averaging a career-high 6.9 points per game. Although his scoring picked up a bit toward the end of his junior season, he never found a consistent stroke.

The good news for Missouri State, which is slated to return its top fourĀ scorers, also got some good news Sunday with junior college guardĀ Kevin Baker committing to the Bears.

Baker, a Pensacola State College product, averaged 10.8 points and shot 36.8 percent from beyond the arc this season. He chose the Bears over fellow Missouri Valley Conference program Southern Illinois, among others, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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