Layssard Leaves Program; Rams Add Tsourgiannis

Layssard Leaves Program; Rams Add Tsourgiannis

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island junior forward Michael Layssard has left the Rhode Island men's basketball program. 

The 6-8, 255-pound Layssard had appeared in 21 games over the last two seasons, averaging 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound per game for the Rams. Layssard joins forward Nicola Akele as players who have departed during the offseason. 

Helping fill part of the void will be frontcourt player Aristeidis Tsourgiannis from Greece. Tsourgiannis comes in as a freshman for the 2018-19 season.

Rhode Island opens the season against Bryant on Nov. 6 at the Ryan Center.