Stunner: Key Xavier senior Myles Davis abruptly announces he's leaving the team

The most surprising news of college basketball's weekend?

It's probably going to wind up being Xavier senior point guard Myles Davis flying in on Twitter and dropping out of nowhere that he's done with the Musketeers. A closed-fist emoji and an attached message of thanks confirmed to the public that he'll never play another game for the Musketeers.

"I would like to thank everyone and Xavier for allowing me to get my degree but my family and I have decided that it is time for me to move on from Xavier and start a new chapter in my life," Davis said. "Wish my teammates the best of luck the rest of the season."

From a college perspective, Davis' duty is complete because he says he got his degree. From a basketball perspective, this is a surprising move and certainly is sending some shock waves through Cincinnati.

A few hours prior to the tweet above, Davis also tweeted: "Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do regardless of who it might hurt."

Davis played just three games for Xavier this season, all three of them recently and all three were losses. He averaged 11.3 minutes in those games and did not score a field goal. Davis was suspended for the first half of Xavier's season after two incidents with a former girlfriend last summer landed him in legal trouble. Last season, in helping Xavier to its highest seeding in program history (a 2 seed), Davis averaged 10.8 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds.

Xavier's next game is at home on Sunday against Georgetown. The belief was that the team could better itself with Davis' availability to play point guard. That is now out the window, and the Musketeers must rally due to an uncommon outcome: a senior, but also a potentially critical piece, opting to abruptly leave the team in the middle of January.

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Matt Norlander is a national award-winning senior writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his ninth season reporting on college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics... Full Bio

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