“We want to thank Jaylon and his family and offer our support for his decision,” head coach Chris Beard said in a statement released by the school that confirmed the news. “We will miss him and we all wish him the best.”
The 6’7, 210-pounder marks the first attrition under Beard, who is notorious for having a high level of roster turnover on his teams.
A Plano John Paul II product, Tyson originally signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Beard at Texas Tech before joining the Texas class in April. A consensus four-star prospect rated as the No. 36 player nationally and the No. 9 small forward, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Tyson averaged 22.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.1 steals per game as a senior.
On a roster loaded with transfers, Tyson hasn’t received much playing time, however, sitting out against Seton Hall and Stanford and otherwise averaging just 6.9 minutes per game despite a promising debut against Houston Baptist. After scoring 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the season opener, a three-pointer against Arkansas-Pine Bluff marked the only other basket for Tyson in a Texas uniform.