Tyler Johnson medically disqualified from basketball

Oklahoma’s Kaylon Williams (42) drives past Kansas’ Tyler Johnson (55) during an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Junior center Tyler Johnson has been medically disqualified and will step away from basketball after suffering from chronic knee issues throughout her career at Kansas.

"Our staff really enjoyed coaching and working with Tyler," head coach Brandon Schneider said in a team release. "Though we regret that her career on the court was cut short, Tyler is always a Jayhawk. We wish her all the best as she continues her education at Kansas."

Johnson appeared in four games this season, averaging 6.3 minutes. She recorded 11 points and five rebounds off the bench. The Leavenworth, Kansas native tallied 354 points and 224 rebounds during her career.

KU (11-4 1-3 Big 12) has played two games since Johnson stepped away from basketball. The Jayhawks beat Kansas State, snapping a 10-game skid against their in-state rival. They also suffered a 94-68 loss to Baylor.

Kansas will play host to Oklahoma State at 12 p.m. Saturday.


Michael Maris

Sad to hear of an athlete collegiate career being cut short due to medical conditions. Best of luck with the rest of your collegiate education and future life endeavors. Rock Chalk!

4 weeks, 1 day ago


Dirk Medema

Does she get to stay on scholarship?

It's been a while, but I think that was the case for Niyang (?) when he had to leave the team for ?back? issues.

4 weeks, 1 day ago


David Kelley-Wood

Very best wishes to Tyler going forward. Forever a Jayhawk.

4 weeks, 1 day ago


Armen Kurdian

Usually when you get medically disqualified, you at least get the rest of the academic year for scholarships.

4 weeks ago