LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with a professional team in Bosnia, ending any chance the five-star prospect whose eligibility has been in question for months will play for the Jayhawks.
Preston was expected to start for Kansas, but was suspended for the season opener for a violation of team rules. He was involved in a car accident on campus in early November, and that raised red flags about the ownership of the vehicle he was driving.
Kansas has been working with the NCAA in an attempt to clear Preston, but those efforts appeared to be going nowhere. So, the 6-foot-10 forward decided to begin his professional career overseas.