Mar 12, 2023; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Houston Cougars guard Tramon Mark (12) brings the ball up court past Memphis Tigers forward Chandler Lawson (4) during the first half at Dickies Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Former Houston Cougars basketball guard Tramon Mark will be wearing a different uniform come the fall of 2023.
The Dickinson native announced via his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon he will be going through the NBA Draft process while keeping his college eligibility and will also enter the transfer portal.
Thank you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tIvEy1lkQA— Tramon Mark (@RealBuckets11) April 1, 2023
The Houston Cougars released a statement shortly after Mark’s announcement that he will not be returning to the program for the 2023-24 season due to personal reasons. Head coach Kelvin Sampson was also quoted in the release.
“Houston Basketball thanks Tramon for all his contributions to our program during the last three seasons. We wish him and his family all the best in the future,” Sampson said in the release.
Mark averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 rebounds while shooting 39% from the field for the Cougars in the 2022-23 season. Mark left his imprint during UH’s second-round NCAA Tournament game against Auburn as he scored 26 points to lift UH past the Tigers.
If he chooses to return to college, he is slated to be a redshirt junior. Earlier in the week, guard Jamal Shead announced he was also going through the NBA Draft process while keeping his college eligibility.
Senior guard Marcus Sasser and freshman forward Jarace Walker will also be going through the draft process, but they will not be returning to college.