Oregon sophomore forward Abu Kigab is transferring to another school.
Kigab’s departure was first reported Wednesday by Jeff Goodman of WatchStadium.com and confirmed by The Register-Guard.
The 6-foot-7 Kigab has missed the past three games for the Ducks with a sprained ankle, but was expected to return soon. He started three games this season and averaged 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10 games.
Kigab’s transfer leaves the Ducks with 10 scholarship players, although they will be at eight to start Pac-12 play against Oregon State Saturday at 5 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. Sophomore forward Kenny Wooten is out for at least a month with a fractured jaw while 7-2 freshman center Bol Bol is out indefinitely with a foot injury.
Kigab was a four-star recruit out of Prolific Prep Academy in Napa, Calif. who played in 35 of 36 games as a true freshman while averaging 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds.
Oregon is without a center while Bol recovers and down to four forwards with Wooten out and Kigab gone. The Ducks started senior Paul White and freshmen Louis King and Francis Okoro in the frontcourt during Saturday’s 62-50 win over Boise State while freshman Miles Norris came off the bench.