Mississippi State sophomore Mario Kegler, who started 31 of 32 games for the Bulldogs last season, the most starts by anyone on last year’s team, has, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, requested his release so that he can transfer.
Daniels was informed of the release request Thursday afternoon by someone very close to the Kegler family.
This past season, Kegler averaged 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Coming out of high school, Kegler was rated a four-star prospect and the 60th best player in the class of 2016 by Scout.com. He was a member of a Mississippi State recruiting class that was ranked 8th in the nation by Scout.com.
Mississippi State head men’s basketball coach Ben Howland is out of town and has no comment at this time.