Former Alabama ahead James Rojas introduced Sunday that he is transferring to Wichita Condition.
Rojas, who entered the NCAA transfer portal earlier this thirty day period, experienced been honored on senior day this period and was not predicted to return following period.
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In an Instagram put up detailing his selection, Rojas wrote, “Bama Country, I have totally Liked my time in Tuscaloosa. Getting a element of winning an SEC championship, heading to the sweet 16 and generating again to again tournaments was an astounding practical experience. I want to 1st thank everybody who supported me the last several many years by way of the ups and downs. From coaches and teammates, to pals and spouse and children I’m for good grateful.
“I am going to go back again to Kansas and play at Wichita Point out for my last 12 months of eligibility so my son, his mother and I can be all over our prolonged loved ones, and have our support process close to us.”
Rojas performed high university basketball in Jamestown, New York before playing two seasons at Hutchinson Neighborhood University in Kansas. He fully commited to join Buffalo out of junior university prior to subsequent Nate Oats and the Bulls’ employees to Alabama in 2019.
Just after lacking his initial year in Tuscaloosa because of a knee harm, Rojas averaged 11.1 minutes for every activity off the bench all through the 2020-21 period before injuring his other knee very last summertime. He returned midseason to participate in in 17 video games, like a few begins. He averaged 5.4 details and 2.4 rebounds previous period.
Rojas is the first of Alabama’s 5 scholarship men’s basketball players in the transfer portal to announce his new vacation spot. Guard Jusaun Holt and forwards Juwan Gary, Alex Tchikou and Keon Ambrose-Hylton are also in the portal.
Even though it is losing Rojas, Alabama extra 6-foot-10 forward Nick Pringle as a junior faculty transfer this offseason. Pringle performed at Wofford just before relocating to Dodge City Neighborhood Higher education in Kansas.
Mike Rodak is an Alabama beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Observe him on Twitter @mikerodak.