Jerome Seagears Auburn career lasted less than three weeks.
The Rutgers transfer, who enrolled at Auburn May 21, left the team Monday, coach Tony Barbee announced.
“Jerome came to me and expressed that he hadn’t truly recovered emotionally from his time at Rutgers,” Barbee said in a statement. “It is important to him that he continues his academic and athletic career closer to home where he can be near his immediate family and get the support system that he needs.”
Seagears left the Rutgers program after former coach Mike Rice was fired following revelations that he was physically and verbally abusing his players.
The loss of Seagears, who had appealed to the NCAA to be immediately eligible to play this season, leaves Auburn with just one true point guard on the roster in true freshman Tahj Shamsid-Deen, who enrolled at Auburn last month.
Point guard Jordan Price left the team in April after playing in 26 games as a freshman last season.
Six of Barbee’s signees and four others including Seagears have left the program prematurely over the last three years.