"With everything that has transpired with this situation, coach and I are in total agreement that a fresh start would be best for Kansas and me," J.R. Giddens said. "I'm sorry for what has transpired. Regardless of guilt or innocence, I put our program and myself in a bad situation. That does not take away from the fact that I loved my time here. I appreciate the support my teammates, the coaching staff and fans have shown me."
"The last six weeks have been a difficult situation for all parties involved following the May 19 incident," Bill Self said. "J.R. and I have both taken enough time to remove the emotion of the decision and come to the conclusion that a fresh start for both parties would be best. We certainly appreciate his efforts the last two years and wish him the best in his future."
As a sophomore in 2004-05, Giddens was KU's third leading scorer with 10.1 points per game. The Oklahoma City native scored 11.3 points per game his freshman season and garnered honorable mention all-conference honors. Additionally, Giddens led KU in three-point field goals in each of the past two seasons with 74 in 2003-04 and 63 last season. Giddens' 137 total three-pointers rank 10th on the Kansas all-time list.
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