Coach Stew Morrill and his Utah State Aggies team will have to get back to the NCAA tournament this year without their freshman guard. The school announced Riley Bradshaw had left the team for personal reasons following the Aggies exhibition game on Friday night.
Bradshaw was a 3-time all state selection in the state of Montana for Corvallis High School. Bradshaw led his conference in numerous offensive categories during his high school years.
The Aggies expected to be getting a big addition to the program when adding Bradshaw during the off-season.
In his first collegiate action, the freshman scored two points and handed out one assist in only eight minutes of playing time. After the scrimmage, Bradshaw had told Coach Morrill he no longer wanted to be a part of the team.
Bradshaw plans to continue his studies at the University for the fall semester. At the end of the semester, Bradshaw has announced he wants to transfer to another school.
If Bradshaw plans to continue playing basketball at the collegiate level, for whatever school he decides to attend, he will still have four years of eligibility. Bradshaw will not lose a year of eligibility because he has not played in any regular season games for the Aggies.
Bradshaw probably wouldn’t have seen to much action this season for Utah State, but he would’ve been a good fit for the Aggies future as an upperclassman.
As a coach, you never want to see a kid quit playing the game he loves. You also never want to see some one quit your team, as it affects your whole team chemistry.
Utah State will kick off their season on November 10th, at home against Idaho State. The Aggies will host their first four games of the new season, hoping to use their strong home court advantage to get off to a fast start.