Ricky Kreklow, a sophomore guard who last season as a freshman averaged 9.8 minutes and 2.1 points per game, plans to transfer from Missouri. New coach Frank Haith said on Thursday's Big 12 coaches summer conference call that he met with Kreklow Wednesday and that the Columbia native wanted a change.
"He's a Columbia kid, was a great player here at Rock Bridge High school but he told me he wanted to spread his wings and get away from home," Haith said. "He'll have a great career wherever he goes. We certainly hate to see Ricky leave our program, but we understand the decision."
Kreklow's father Wayne and mother Susan coach Missouri's volleyball team.
If Kreklow follows through with his decision to leave, his departure would leave Missouri with four scholarships available for next season. Haith said Thursday that the recruiting process is ongoing.
"We're still looking and still recruiting," he said. "We'll have some guys on campus. Amazing how it's still going on through the spring and summer. I think we will add a couple more pieces that we could add."