UCLA wing Jake Kyman has entered the transfer portal
After three seasons and 80 appearances with the program, UCLA wing Jake Kyman is transferring.
The school announced the news Wednesday evening, with Kyman later saying goodbye in a post on Twitter. The 6-foot-7 guard/forward will have three years to play two at his next stop.
Thank you Bruin nation!💙💛
— Jake Kyman (@jakekyman13) March 31, 2022
“I just want to thank everyone at UCLA who has helped make the last three years an amazing experience,” Kyman said in a statement from the program, per Bruin Report Online. “I want to first thank my coaches, the staff, and my teammates for the unforgettable memories, the countless laughs, the knowledge, and the relationships that I have built and will keep with me forever. I have never been more proud to say I fulfilled my childhood dream of playing for those legendary four letters. I’ll always be a Bruin for life! With that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal and look forward to the next chapter.”
In just eight minutes a night this season, Kyman averaged 2.4 points a game for the Bruins. Deployed throughout his career mostly as a sharpshooter from the wing, Kyman struggled a bit with his shot this season. A 35% 3-point shooter last year, Kyman was down to 29% from distance this season.
When he was called upon in late January, though, Kyman delivered. Against California and Stanford with the Bruins missing Johnny Juzang, Kyman provided 49 combined minutes and 25 combined points off the bench.
For his career, he’s a 36% shooter from deep and should provide his next team a shooter with some valuable experience in a winning program.
“We would like to thank Jake for his contributions to our program, and we wish him all the best going forward,” head coach Mick Cronin said in a statement. “Jake has been a great teammate and a first-class young man in his time as a Bruin. We are going to miss Jake, but as I told him, he is always welcome in Westwood and will always be part of the Bruin family.”