After two seasons on the Loyola men’s basketball roster, sophomore Christian Negron has taken to Twitter to announce he’s leaving the program. Negron said in the Tweet he will “[go] somewhere that is a better situation for my personal goals and desires.”
Thank you Rambler Nation for everything!— Christian Negron (@diehardcubs11) May 3, 2019
Negron played in 17 games and added 1.0 points and 0.8 rebounds per game in his first season after missing the first three games due to an offseason ACL injury. He played in 28 games his sophomore season — including two starts — and added 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.
Neither Negron nor Loyola Athletics were immediately available for comment.
His departure opens up another scholarship spot for Porter Moser after it seemed he had finalized his roster. He’s currently adding three incoming first-years — Paxson Wojcik, Tom Welch and Marquise Kennedy — and two junior college transfers — Keith Clemmons and Jalon Pipkins. They’ve all signed National Letters of Intent for scholarships, while incoming first-year Pavle Pantovic has committed as a walk-on.
Loyola is now expected to return six scholarship players next year, highlighted by rising juniors Cameron Krutwig and Lucas Williamson and rising sophomore Cooper Kaifes.