Baylor guard Tyson Jolly to transfer

Redshirt freshman Tyson Jolly particiates in Athletic Photo Day on Sept. 6, 2017. Jolly, who didn't see a lot of minutes this season, is expected to transfer. Courtesy of Baylor Athletics

By Ben Everett | Sports Writer

Baylor men’s basketball redshirt freshman guard Tyson Jolly will transfer from the program, he announced via his Instagram account Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-4 guard posted a photo confirming the news and thanking Baylor for the past two years.

“First off I want to say thank you to the coaches here at Baylor and everyone involved with the Baylor men’s basketball program for these past two years I spent here,” Jolly wrote. “I have gotten my release and will be transferring and looking to find the right fit and home for me to continue and finish my collegiate career. Thank you Baylor Nation for the great memories and relationships that were built, but I’m very excited to see what the future holds.”

Jolly was a 3-star recruit coming out of high school, according to ESPN, with offers from Baylor and California. The Oklahoma City, Okla. native originally signed a national letter of intent with the Golden Bears, but was granted his release after a coaching change.

Jolly voluntarily redshirted his freshman year and missed the first six games of the 2017-18 season due to an undisclosed medical condition, according to Baylor Diehards.

Appearing in 20 games this season, Jolly averaged just 1.4 points and 1.8 rebounds while playing an average of 8.9 minutes per game.

With Jolly’s transfer, Baylor will have 10 scholarship players with the ability to sign three more.