Mississippi State is prepping for SEC play to begin this weekend and as of Wednesday they’ll be doing so without the services of point guard Twany Beckham. The sophomore has requested his release from the program in order to find a more suitable place to play basketball.
Beckham has played in all 14 games this season for the Bulldogs averaging 2.9 points per game in 15.7 minutes of play. And while not having the season he was expecting he served a crucial role for his team as they navigated the nonconference slate of game with out Dee Bost, who will return this weekend.
While the Bulldogs could certainly use Beckham the remainder of the season to help with depth concerns, the move is likely in his best interest.
Looking forward to the likely return of Bost and the addition of signee Deville Smith, Beckham’s time would be limited in the future. By starting the transfer process now he could ease the transition into a new program.
At this point it is unclear where Beckham will land.
Stay tuned to more on this and other MSU news as the Bulldogs host Alabama on Saturday.