Burroughs High boys' basketball Coach Adam Hochberg confirmed late Thursday that starting senior transfer players Amaad Wainright and Rashid Ewing have left the team.
Both players transferred to Burroughs from Kansas City, Mo during the offseason and played just one abbreviated season for the Indians.
"Wainwright and Ewing have quit the team and left school," Hochberg said. "They left the team over the weekend and checked out of school Tuesday. Yeah, they bailed out on us."
Hochberg said a problem with the players' grades, along with being homesick, prompted them to depart Burroughs and go back home to Missouri.
"The big part of it was a graduation issue at Burroughs," the coach said. "There was a problem that the district wasn't giving them credit for some of the classes and they were going to have to go to adult school. They hadn't started that and basically they were offered a better deal to go back home, where they don't have to make up those classes and they can graduate."