Freddy Asprilla leaves Kansas State

Updated: January 16, 2011, 4:48 PM ET
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State junior center Freddy Asprilla has left the team.

Coach Frank Martin announced the departure in a statement before Saturday's home game against Texas Tech.

The 6-foot-10 Asprilla started 13 games and averaged 4.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in his first season with the Wildcats. He had transferred from Florida International.

Martin called it a "mutual decision" and said he expects Asprilla to "explore professional playing opportunities in his home country."

He is a native of Villavicencio, Colombia.

Martin had no further explanation after the game.

"I found out last night," the coach said. "I don't know what to tell you."

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