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Princeton Onwas leaving Utah Utes basketball team after one season

Published: Sunday, April 27 2014 3:20 p.m. MDT

Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55), Jordan Joveridge and Princeton Onwas, left to right, celebrate as the University of Utah defeats the University of Colorado  75-64 in men's PAC 12 basketball Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Salt Lake City.  
 (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55), Jordan Joveridge and Princeton Onwas, left to right, celebrate as the University of Utah defeats the University of Colorado 75-64 in men's PAC 12 basketball Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Princeton Onwas, who started 11 games for Utah last season, will not return to the Runnin’ Utes for his senior year.

The 6-foot-5 guard-forward from Houston averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 2013-14. He appeared in 31 games in his only season with the program after transferring from Navarro (Texas) College.

“We wish Princeton nothing but the best in his future endeavors,” Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said in a released statement.

No additional details for his departure were given. On his Twitter account, Onwas tweeted: “You live and you learn. New beginning. God bless.”

The loss of Onwas leaves Utah with the NCAA-mandated 13 scholarship players for next season. The 2014-15 roster includes: Dallin Bachynski, Marko Kovacevic, Jordan Loveridge, Kenneth Ogbe, Jeremy Olsen, Brandon Taylor, Dakarai Tucker and Delon Wright, as well as newcomers Brekkot Chapman, Kyle Kuzma, Jakob Poeltl, Chris Reyes and Isaiah Wright.

Utah Utes guard/forward Princeton Onwas (3) drives around the defense of Grand Canyon Antelopes guard Jeremy Adams (31) during a game at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News, Deseret News) Utah Utes guard/forward Princeton Onwas (3) drives around the defense of Grand Canyon Antelopes guard Jeremy Adams (31) during a game at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News, Deseret News)

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