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Two more UL basketball players have left the program, bringing the total since the 2019-20 season ended to six.

Freshman guard Javonne Lowery no longer is with the team and has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a Ragin’ Cajuns spokesman confirmed when asked Monday afternoon, and on Monday night big man Tirus Smith announced on Twitter that he has entered the portal too.

UL coach Bob Marlin did not immediately respond to an interview request made through the team’s spokesman Monday.

Tweeted Lowery: “God’s plan.”

Smith, a frequent starter who was suspended for the last six games of the 2019-20 season, issued a lengthy statement on Twitter. His suspension was for undisclosed disciplinary reasons.

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“I know God has a plan for me,” he wrote.

“I want to thank the University of Louisiana for their support of me throughout this past year. I want to thank the coaching staff for helping me grow to become a better man on and off the court. I’d also like to thank my teammates for holding me accountable for my actions and for sticking by side through it all.

“After a lot of prayer and numerous talks with my family,” Smith added, “I that it will be best for me to enter the transfer portal. … I wish the program and school nothing but the best, and I pray God be with you all.”

Smith’s final game of the season came when he scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds over 21 minutes in a Feb. 15 win at Troy; UL’s season ended with a March 9 second-round Sun Belt Tournament loss at Georgia Southern.

A transfer from Jones College in Mississippi who began his college career at UTEP in 2017-18, Smith – from Petal High in Mississippi – took over the starting job in the post in mid-December and averaged 8.3 points, 5.9 boards and 1.4 steals in his lone season as a Cajun.

Lowery appeared in just one game for the Cajuns as a true freshman, scoring seven points over 19 minutes in a 2019-20 season-opening victory over Loyola-New Orleans.

But the product of Pearland High in Texas injured a knee during the win, underwent subsequent surgery and did not play the rest of the way – preserving a season of eligibility with a medical redshirt.

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