Keron DeShields has left the Montana program, electing to use his remaining year of eligibility at a different school, according to multiple reports.
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports tweeted the information on Tuesday evening, citing sources. Shaun Rainey followed with similar news, confirming it with DeShields.
The 6-foot-2 guard was third on the team and scoring, and would have been one of the Grizzlies top returning players for next season along with Jordan Gregory. He was a member on two teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament, tallying 24 minutes of action in blowout losses in the Round of 64 to Wisconsin and Syracuse in consecutive years. Despite not reaching the Big Dance in 2014, the Grizzlies finished second in the Big Sky Conference.
DeShields, the Baltimore native, committed to Montana, one of the only Division I programs to offer him a scholarship during his post graduate year at Vermont Academy.
He averaged 11.8 points, 2.7 rebound and 2.5 assists in 31.2 minutes per game during the 2013-2014 campaign.
This is pretty nice from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who has made a habit out of getting themselves on the highlight reel.
Here’s another angle of the dunk:
The injury Stephen Zimmerman suffered on Saturday will keep the star UNLV freshman out for at least a week, a source told NBC Sports.
The injury is not thought to be serious, however. Zimmerman may be kept out for longer as a precaution, but that’s a result of the Runnin’ Rebels being in a situation where the rest of their regular season is relatively meaningless.
They’re not getting an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament regardless of how they finish out league play. With back-up center Ben Carter out with a torn ACL, it’s more important to make sure that Zimmerman, who is averaging 10.6 points and 9.1 boards this season, is totally healthy for the Mountain West tournament.
That tournament, mind you, will be played at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.
So the Runnin’ Rebels, regardless of how poor they’ve played this season, will always have a chance to land an automatic bid.
Anyway, the more interesting aspect of this story is how Zimmerman injured the knee. It was a completely avoidable play that came after the whistle, but I’m not sure it was what you would call a “dirty play”. You tell me: