Fresno State dismisses highest-rated freshman from team

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Fresno State freshman guard Isaiah Bailey, the program’s highest ranked recruit in the Class of 2014, was dismissed from the team for violating a athletic department policy.

Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry confirmed the news to Robert Kuwada of the Fresno Bee on Friday night. The 6-foot-6 Bailey was ranked No. 125 overall by Rivals. He had yet to appear in a game for the Bulldogs due to a wrist injury sustained in the preseason.

“He’s a guy that we were counting on and could have helped us, but unfortunately he made a couple of bad choices that can’t be tolerated,” Terry told Kuwada.

Fresno State ends its non-conference slate against St. Katherine College (California) on Sunday. The Bulldogs open Mountain West play on New Year’s Eve at New Mexico.