Idaho State is already thin on experience in the backcourt, and they will be a little more thin during the first half of the year, as Sherrod Baldwin has been declared academically ineligible for the fall semester. I saw this first reported by Jeff Landers.
Obviously it is never good when you lose a rotation guy, but it is a loss they should be able to make up for. He averaged five points per game last year, shooting 16/34 from downtown (which is solid), but he shot just 43% from inside the arc. He turned it over more than he assisted it as well. He didn't appear to be in line to start, but should have seen some minutes off the bench.
He is a senior this year, which makes it a little more puzzling than when a young guy has academic issues, because he should know what to expect in the classroom. Hopefully he will use the time away from basketball to really focus on the studies and realize that the most important thing he can get out of his basketball scholarship is a degree.
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