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Hurricanes’ Chris Lykes now says he’ll enter transfer portal

NCAA Basketball: Stetson at Miami-Florida

Dec 4, 2020; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Chris Lykes (0) shoots the ball against the Stetson Hatters during the first half at Watsco Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami Hurricanes guard Chris Lykes has changed his mind and decided to enter the transfer portal, two days after coach Jim Larranaga said the senior guard was turning pro.

Lykes’ 2020-21 season was limited to two games because of an ankle injury. He led Miami in scoring as a sophomore and junior.

“It was a tough year for me mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually,” Lykes wrote on social media Saturday night. “After talking with my family and a few trustworthy people, the best decision for me is to return to college for another year and prove myself again. ... I will be entering the transfer portal hoping for a fresh start.”

Lykes did not say why he changed his plans.

Larranaga’s Hurricanes were riddled by injuries this season and went 10-17.