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Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) walks out of the crowd after a brawl during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Kansas defeated Kansas State 81-59. 

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) – On Friday, the head coach for the KU men’s basketball team announced that Silvio De Sousa is opting out of the 2020-21 season to focus on his personal life.

Head Coach Bill Self said in a post:

“Today, Silvio informed me he was going to opt out of the 2020-21 season and focus on matters in his personal life. Knowing Silvio, it was clear he had been distracted and not fully focused during workouts as of late.

After he and I sat down and talked about that, it was clear this was the best decision for him, and Kansas basketball, to leave the program.

At some point in the future, Silvio will decide what his next steps will be and where that will take him.

Silvio has worked very hard during his time here and we have stood by him throughout, but we fully understand his reasoning to take time away from basketball. We support his decision and wish him nothing but success moving forward.”

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