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Western Kentucky freshman wing leaves the team

Western Kentucky v Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 22: Head coach Ray Harper of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers reacts in the second half against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 22, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Western Kentucky took a hit on Friday as the school announced in a release that freshman wing Jordan Green has withdrawn from the university.

“Jordan Green has withdrawn from school to pursue other opportunities. He is no longer part of the Hilltopper Basketball team. We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” the release said.

The 6-foot-5 Green committed to Western Kentucky in the spring and was a coveted mid-major recruit thanks to a strong senior season at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky.

Considered a three-star prospect, according to Rivals, Green averaged 20.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.7 blocks, and 1 steal per game last season.

Although Western Kentucky returns four starters -- and a fifth starter, Aleksej Rostov, who only played nine games before injury -- from last season, they could have used Green’s presence as depth off-the-bench as they transition from the Sun Belt to Conference USA.

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