Freshman guard leaves team, plans to transfer

Murray State freshman guard JayQuan McCloud has decided to leave the Racer program, said basketball Head Coach Steve Prohm and according to WPSD Local 6 on Tuesday.

McCloud’s reason for leaving is homesickness, and he plans to finish the semester at Murray State before transferring closer to home.

Graduated from North Chicago Community High School, McCloud is a North Chicago, Ill., native that averaged 17.4 points per game during his junior season. He helped the Warhawks to a 28-4 record during that year and led the team to a top-30 ranking in Illinois.

Prohm told WPSD that the situation has been going on for a few weeks, and despite meeting with McCloud and his family in hopes of figuring out a way for the freshman to stay with the Racers, there is no chance that McCloud will return.

The Racers will now enter the season with 11 players on scholarship, two under the allowed maximum of 13.

The Racer season kicks off with an exhibition game against Freed-Hardeman on Nov. 6.

Staff report