GW transgender player quits hoops

Kye Allums, the openly transgender member of the George Washington wom­en’s basketball team, won’t play his senior season.  

Kye Allums, the openly transgender member of the George Washington wom­en’s basketball team, won’t play his senior season.

The school announced that Allums “has decided that it is in his best interest to no longer participate in intercollegiate athletics.” The school offered no other explanation, although GW did say Allums has enrolled in classes for the upcoming fall semester.

“I alone came to this conclusion,” Allums said in a statement issued by the university, “and I thank the athletic department for respecting my wishes.

Allums, whose season was shortened by a pair of concussions, made headlines when he announced before last season that he preferred to be known as a man and was putting off hormone treatments and gender-changing surgery to play basketball for GW. Allums was limited to just eight games this season.