Redshirt junior and starting guard Khwan Fore has been granted release from the University of Richmond men’s basketball team, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Fore, the team’s fifth-leading scorer, averaged 11 points per game and has been a consistent presence on the court for the past three seasons at UR. He made the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team in the 2015-2016 season, and he leads all active Spider basketball players with 98 career games played.

“Thank you University of Richmond for the last 4 years,” Fore tweeted on Tuesday. “My experience here has taught me many things on and off of the court that will later help me approach various situations in a respectful and professional manner.

“I am extremely grateful and appreciative for the opportunity that was presented to me.”

Many of his former teammates, including starters De’Monte Buckingham and Jacob Gilyard, expressed their support for Fore on Twitter and wished him luck in the future.

Fore, who is expected to graduate this May, now has the option to transfer to play at another school for his final year of NCAA eligibility or pursue a professional career, UR head coach Chris Mooney told the Times-Dispatch.

“I only say I’m surprised because of how much I’ve enjoyed having Khwan and how I feel about him personally,” Mooney said, according to the Times-Dispatch. “Having given a lot to our program and earning his degree in the next month or so, I feel like he thought it would be an opportunity to explore something new.”

Fore’s departure comes after fellow redshirt junior Solly Stansbury left the team earlier this season to pursue his professional career in France.

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