A.J. Ratliff will not return the Indiana basketball team, the school announced today.
A.J. Ratliff waved to the fans during his introduction at Hoosier Hysteria at Assembly Hall in October. - Heather Charles / The Star
"Both of us agreed that it was in his best interests to focus on himself and to work through his personal issues," coach Kelvin Sampson said in a release. "We wish him the best."
Ratliff, a former Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Basketball award winner from North Central, played in 93 career games and averaged 5.8 points.
He missed the first semester of his senior season with academic issues. He missed the past two games for personal reasons.