<> UAlbany basketball's de Sousa is leaving | The Daily Gazette
 

Subscriber login

Sports

UAlbany basketball's de Sousa is leaving

UAlbany basketball's de Sousa is leaving

Averaged 5.9 points per game this season
UAlbany basketball's de Sousa is leaving
UAlbany’s Malachi de Sousa makes a shot against Maine’s Nedeljko Prijovic during a Jan. 20 game at SEFCU Arena.
Photographer: Erica Miller

ALBANY — Sophomore Malachi de Sousa is leaving the UAlbany men’s basketball program and has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

UAlbany head coach Will Brown confirmed de Sousa’s departure, which was first posted on verbalcommits.com’s social-media account.

“Hopeful that a fresh start will be good for Malachi,” Brown wrote in a text message to The Daily Gazette. “He is a good kid. We wish him the best and will assist him in any way that we can.”

After playing sparingly as a freshman, the 6-foot-6 de Sousa started 21 games as a sophomore and averaged 5.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.2 minutes per game.

“Well, you know, just think it’s time I get a fresh start and change of scenery,” de Sousa wrote in a message to The Daily Gazette. “I’m appreciative of the opportunity they gave me and am grateful for it. But I just think it’s time to start a new journey.” 

With de Sousa’s departure, UAlbany has four open scholarships for the 2020-21 season.

View Comments
Hide Comments
0 premium 1 premium 2 premium 3 premium article articles remaining SUBSCRIBE TODAY
Thank you for reading. You have reached your 30-day premium content limit.
Continue to enjoy Daily Gazette premium content by becoming a subscriber or if you are a current print subscriber activate your online access.