Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Jamie Stewart Dismissed from Montana State

For the second straight season, Jamie Stewart will not be finishing the season on the Montana State roster. Last season, he had academic issues, this year, he has simply been dismissed from the team with no specifics being reported.

From Gidal Kaiser of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle:

While he did not divulge specifics Thursday night, head coach Brad Huse confirmed that Stewart “is no longer with the program.” Juniors Paul Egwuonwu and Flavien Davis both acknowledged Stewart’s capabilities as a player but would not comment further.
Stewart was a 6'4'' senior guard that gave them a lot of versatility with his ability to handle the ball. This year, he was averaging nine points and four rebounds per game, playing 23 minutes per night. They have the depth to make up for the loss, but still not something you want to have happen.

Coach Brad Huse is arguably coaching for his job, as he is in the final year of his contract and has a restless fan base, and this type of thing obviously never helps. As Kaiser notes in his article, it is becoming a trend for the Bobcats.

Since the start of the 2010-’11 season, 11 players have left the MSU program for various reasons, among them dismissal, academic ineligibility or NCAA rules violations. That includes at least four walk-ons.
We wish Stewart the best on whatever is the next chapter of his life.

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  1. The walk-ons shouldn't hurt in regards to APR, but that many scholarship players leaving should be a cause of concern.

  2. EWU and MSU both lose a key player in 1 week. What a year this is turning out to be in the Sky.