Missouri State men’s basketball coach Paul Lusk announced that redshirt freshman forward Drew Wilson intends to transfer at the end of the current academic year. According to Lusk, Wilson made the MSU coaching staff aware of his decision Sunday. Wilson played in 31 games for the Bears this season, starting 18 times. He averaged 2.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest with a 57.4 percent field goal percentage. He was one of only two freshmen in the Missouri Valley Conference to tally over 100 rebounds this season.
The departure of Wilson opens up an additional scholarship opportunity for MSU next season. Coupled with the retirement of Keith Pickens at the end of 2012-13 due to chronic knee pain, the Bears now have two scholarships from which to recruit in the offseason.