Creighton forward Christian Bishop (13) watches from the bench against Gonzaga in the second half of a Sweet 16 game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Creighton forward Christian Bishop (13) watches from the bench against Gonzaga in the second half of a Sweet 16 game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Christian Bishop, who excelled as Creighton's undersized center the past two years, is planning to transfer.

Bishop announced on Twitter on Wednesday night he would enter the NCAA transfer portal.

“After coming to a decision with my family, I believe it’s best for me to join the transfer portal and explore my opportunities to grow as a player and a person,” Bishop wrote. “I would like to thank all of the Bluejay fans for supporting me and giving me a place to call home.”

The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Bishop averaged 11 points and 6.4 rebounds as a junior, and his 68.1% shooting ranks No. 2 on the school list for single-season field goal percentage. He started all 62 games the past two seasons.

He averaged 13 points and 10.3 rebounds in the Bluejays' three NCAA Tournament games and had double-doubles in their wins over UC Santa Barbara and Ohio.

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