Karim Ezzeddine is leaving the UNM men’s basketball team to pursue a professional playing career overseas, the team said Friday morning in a news release.
The 6-foot-8 junior forward from France, who played in all 17 games this season for the Lobos, will withdraw from classes, which started at UNM this week for the spring semester. Ezzeddine, who was not at Thursday’s practice, is already in the process of trying to sign with an agent and secure a contract to begin playing professionally immediately.
Here is UNM’s statement released on Friday morning:
“Karim Ezzeddine informed Lobo coach Paul Weir yesterday of his decision to leave the program immediately and pursue professional basketball opportunities overseas. He will withdraw from classes this semester and intends to sign a contract as soon as possible.”