Tyem Freeman withdraws from Missouri State

Missouri State freshman basketball player Tyem Freeman has voluntarily withdrawn from classes and is no longer enrolled at the university, coach Dana Ford confirmed today.

The product of Parkview High School in Springfield was sitting out as a redshirt this season to recover from off-season knee surgery and has not played in any games.

“Tyem 100 percent made his decision to withdraw from MSU and has informed us that he will enroll in a two-year college to continue his development both on and off the court,” Ford said. “Although we will miss him we are in support of his decision.”

Freeman was a star for Parkview leading the Vikings to the Class 5 state quarterfinals his junior year in 2018. He averaged 23.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game while shooting 53% from the field. His senior year was cut short after tearing his ACL just seven games into the season. He was averaging 26.1 points per game prior to the injury.