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A Former 4-Star CBB Recruit Is Transferring For A 2nd Time

A general view of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball court.

LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 24: A general view during the game between the Rider Broncs and the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on November 24, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sam Cunliffe was a four-star recruit, a top-50 prospect in the class of 2016. Now, he's looking for his third college basketball program.

Cunliffe will transfer from Kansas, the program announced this afternoon. He appeared in 15 games for the Jayhawks last season.

Cunliffe signed with USC out of high school and began his career with the Trojans. However, he left USC midway through his freshman season and transferred to KU.

Now, he'll be on the move again.

"After the season I was exploring my options, trying to do what's best," Cunliffe said. "I wasn't for sure if I wanted to go but I needed see it out and go until I came to a clear decision. After going through (summer) workouts with the team and talking with the coaches and my family, we all agreed that this is the best decision for me, to go play somewhere else. I know now having gone through this process."

Cunliffe only averaged 1.9 points in 4.9 minutes per game last season. However, he put up some intriguing numbers in his short stint at ASU in 2016-17.

The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 9.5 points in 25.4 minutes per appearance. He also shot 40 percent from three-point range.

Cunliffe was the No. 6 small forward and No. 38 overall player in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. He was also rated the top player in the state of Washington.