POCATELLO,Idaho- Idaho State men's basketball coach Joe O'Brien has announced that Kameron Pearce has left the program and voluntarily withdrawn from Idaho State as a student due to personal reasons.Idaho State was already reportedly still recruiting players for this year (and just signed Vishal Banipal within the last 2 weeks), so the loss of anyone hurts right now. Add to it that Kameron Pearce could have been a starter and looked like he could be a solid contributor for the next 3 years, and this is a blow to the program.
It is another hit for Coach Joe O'Brien, who from all accounts is coaching for his job this season. The loss of guys like Pearce will not make matters any easier, that is for sure. If I hear more, obviously I will update.
I know there are quite a few Idaho State fans that read this blog (if you don't believe me, check out the poll to the right)... Have you guys heard anything more about this?
why did this player leave?ReplyDelete
I haven't heard... "personal issues" is all I've seen, but hoping to find out more information.ReplyDelete
Coaches showed no interest in Pearce after he signed. Jon says that he could have been a starter, but I don't think that was the case. If it looked like he was going to be a starter or even a # 2 off the bench as a sophmore I think you would still see him on the roster. He has played ball since 5 years old and I think "burnout" had a lot to do with it. He had not even talked to O'Brien until he told him that he was leaving.ReplyDelete
Interesting, thank you for the comment. I will admit I do not know the back details of this, so always interesting to hear those little nuggets. Thank you for commenting!ReplyDelete
I do know that he was picked up by Colorado Mesa University, and has signes his scholarship. He enrolled at CMU in Jan.2012 and will start playing the 2012/2013 season after laying out this year.ReplyDelete
I do know that he was picked up by Colorado Mesa University, and has signed his scholarship. He enrolled at CMU in Jan after leaving ISU, and will start playing in the 2012/2013 season after laying out a yearReplyDelete
Sorry for the double post, but I didn't think it went through the first time. My bad. ISU could have really used Pearce, because he would have been the only consistant shooter from behind the arc.ReplyDelete
I'm going to go ahead and say this is Kameron Pearce?
You are wrong, NO it isn't. Don't know him on a personal basis.ReplyDelete