Central Connecticut State senior guard Kyle Vinales announced on Monday afternoon that his collegiate career is over, and he will look to seek professional contract immediately.
“No more college ball for me. Time to start my pro career,” Vinales tweeted.
The 6-foot-1 Vinales has not played this season. In late October he was suspended indefinitely following an arrest for allegedly striking his girlfriend. He has a scheduled court appearance on Dec. 5.
In three seasons with the Blue Devils he scored 1,514 career points, averaging better than 17 points in game each year. The preseason all-NEC guard missed nine games last season due to a broken finger, but his return this season made the Blue Devils a pick to finish near the top of the conference standings.
In Vinales’ absence sophomore guards Matt Mobley (18.0 points per game) and Khalen Cumberlander (11.8 ppg) have picked up the scoring load, however, Central Connecticut State has dropped the first six games of the season.