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Reports: Jethro Tshisumpa transferring from Sun Devils

The Sun Devils will be without the big man entering the new season.

Arizona State v UCLA Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Freshman center Jethro Tshisumpa is transferring from Arizona State, according to multiple reports.

The departure comes just days after the Sun Devils added JUCO transfer big man De’Quon Lake from Iowa Western Community College following a recent visit.

The move further solves the mystery of Tshisumpa’s sudden disappearance from the team during ASU’s visit to Washington State on Feb. 18, as he was reportedly suspended indefinitely, causing him to miss the Sun Devils’ final four games.

The 6-foot-10, 260-pound big man averaged one point, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.4 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game, making five starts in 26 appearances.

The former ESPN 100 recruit tallied a career-high five blocks during a win on the road against San Diego State, but otherwise struggled to perform consistently on the floor.

Tshisumpa is the second member of Bobby Hurley’s 2016 recruiting class to exit the program, joining wing Sam Cunliffe who transferred to Kansas during the 2016-17 season.

A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tshisumpa leaves a hole in an ASU frontcourt returning 6-foot-8 forwards Romello White and Ramon Vila, and 6-foot-9 forwards Andre Adams and Vitaliy Shibel, to go along with the incoming Lake.