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Texas G Damarcus Croaker is transferring

Some players just don't make it with head coach Rick Barnes, but at least this isn't a sign of program decay.

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It seemed like a reasonable possibility to happen in the offseason, but after limited playing time this fall, Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Damarcus Croaker is headed out of Austin:

247Sports confirmed the news shortly thereafter.

Despite outstanding athleticism, Croaker struggled to enter the rotation for demanding head coach Rick Barnes, in large part because of his deficiencies on the defensive end.

After averaging 3.3 points per game in under 10 minutes per contest during his freshman season, the 6'2, 185-pounder with incredible leaping ability has appeared in only five of nine games and has seen his scoring average drop to 1.6 points per game in 9.4 minutes per contest.

The odds of playing time next season doesn't look any better for Croaker with two talented signees and no seniors in the backcourt at the guard positions.

Croaker was a consensus three-star prospect and top-100 player in the 2013 recruiting class after signing late out of Orlando (Fla.) Jones.