Xavier's Mark Lyons not returning for senior season

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

Mark Lyons isn't returning to Xavier for his senior season.

According to multiple sources, Musketeers coach Chris Mack and Lyons met late last week and it was determined that it would be best for Lyons' career at Xavier to come to a conclusion.

Lyons averaged 15.1 points -- second on the team -- last season. Mack will also lose leading scorer Tu Holloway and fellow senior Kenny Frease to graduation.

Mack was unable to be reached Sunday morning, but sources told CBSSports.com that Lyons has had a few on and off-court issues throughout his career. Lyons was suspended two games for his involvement in the fight against Cincinnati and was also benched late in the season.

The athletic guard will likely transfer elsewhere for his final season -- pending he finishes his academic work -- and be eligible to play immediately. However, he could also opt to put his name in for the NBA Draft.

 
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