Simeon Marsalis has cut ties with Vermont's basketball team according to the Burlington Free Press' Sports Blog, "On Campus".
While the news is not extremely damaging to the team's outlook next season -- Marsalis' role with the team became more marginal as this past season progressed -- it is disappointing all the same. I actually would be surprised if his decrease in playing time was a deciding factor for Marsalis leaving the team. Marsalis always appeared to be a class act and a team player in the two seasons he played for the Cats. Sometimes kids get tired of being student-athletes, and if that is how they feel, then who can blame them for leaving their team?
It sounds like Marsalis will continue his education at the University of Vermont, which is good to hear.
We wish you the best of luck, Simeon.
You have to wonder what Coach Lonergan is going to do with that extra scholarship.