Former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe isn't transferring to a new college basketball program.
"I didn't want to sit out," Tharpe told Rothstein. "At this point, I'd rather just try the D-League instead of sitting out a year to play a year (in college)."
In Tharpe's final year as a Jayhawk, the team's starting point guard for most of the season averaged 8.5 points, hit 37.7 percent of his three-pointers and 43.7 percent of his shots from the floor while averaging 5.0 assists and 2.1 turnovers.
Upon announcing his plans to transfer from KU in May, Tharpe, from Worcester, Massachusetts, planned to return to the northeast to be closer to his daughter, Amara, who had some medical issues.