George Mason’s Justin Kier granted additional year, entering transfer portal

george masonGeorge Mason guard Justin Kier has received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA after missing 23 games with a foot injury in 2019-2020. As a result, he has one season of eligibility remaining.

Kier has announced his intentions to enter the NCAA transfer portal but also is considering returning to Fairfax, the senior announced Wednesday.

The 2019 A-10 Most Improved Player, Kier also earned 2019 NABC All-District accolades and is a two-time All-A-10 selection.

Leading up to his senior season in 2019-2020, Kier sustained a foot fracture in September and missed the first portion of the season. He returned to the court and played in nine games in 2019-20, before re-injuring the foot and missing the remainder of the season to recover from surgery.

Kier averaged 9.6 points and shot 46 percent in his nine games as a senior.

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