Wednesday, January 31, 2007

No Konate for you...

This was reported in The Greenville News.

Article states ---University of South Carolina reserve center Ousmane Konate has left the basketball team for personal reasons and is unlikely to play again, coach Dave Odom says.

"He will not be in uniform (Wednesday night against Auburn),'' Odom told reporters before practice Tuesday. "He's not likely to return to the team. The reason being is he's got some personal issues that he needs to attend to.''

Konate, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound junior from Senegal, has played in 25 games in his career -- 11 this year -- with no starts. This season Konate averaged 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds a game.

I don't think this will hurt us and actually it was kinda assumed that he was done. Plus Odom had to create one scholarship for next year's class of recurits and transfers.

Any comments or anyone sad to see the Konate go?


Moose said...

I hate to see him go but he truly wasn't up to par with the rest of the talent in the SEC. I saw a statistic the other day that said, he averaged 22 turnovers per 1 assist in his 2 year career at Carolina.

Moose said...

Another statistic

The SEC west is yet to win a game on a SEC east court, come on Carolina keep the streak alive. Arkansas was the first SEC west school to win a game on the road in SEC play.