Missouri Tigers forward Stefan Jankovic to transfer

Jan. 5, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers forward Stefan Jankovic (35) celebrates after scoring during the second half against the Bucknell Bison at Mizzou Arena. The Missouri Tigers defeated the Bucknell Bison 66-64. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Tigers forward Stefan Jankovic announced last Friday that he’s decided to transfer to a new school.

He released the following statement through the university:

I want to thank everyone at Missouri, my teammates, the coaching staff, the administration and the fans. This was a tough decision for me, and Missouri will always hold a special place in my heart, but this was about having the opportunity to find a better fit where I could play a larger role on the court. I am looking forward to my next opportunity and want to wish everyone at Mizzou all the best this year (The Kansas City Star).

Missouri coach Frank Haith, in a statement of his own, praised Jankovic:

First and foremost, Stefan was a great representative of our program during his time at Mizzou and we wish him and his family all the best as his collegiate career moves forward. Stef wants a larger role in his next opportunity and I will do everything I can to help him land in a great situation.

Jankovic, a sophomore, appeared in 25 games as a freshman last season, averaging 7.9 minutes per game. He didn’t play much in Missouri’s opening few games of this season, averaging only 8.7 minutes per game.

[Source: The Kansas City Star]

Topics: Missouri Tigers, Stefan Jankovic

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