After dropping their first two Ivy League contests, Brown will look to turn things around on the road as they visit Cornell and Columbia. Thursday afternoon the task became a bit more difficult, as it was announced by the school that sophomore forward Leland King has decided to leave the program.
King, who led the Bears in scoring and was tied with Rafael Maia as the team’s leading rebounder, tallied 18 points and seven rebounds in Brown’s loss at Yale January 17. King averaged 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season, and he did not play in the return meeting with the Bulldogs January 24.
“Leland has been a valuable member of the Brown basketball program for the last year-and-a half and will be missed by his teammates and coaching staff,” Brown head coach Mike Martin said in a release announcing King’s departure. “We wish him continued success with his future plans.”
Without King more will be asked of veterans Maia and senior Cedric Kuakumanesh, who is averaging 11.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.