Kansas State forward Isaiah Maurice has been dismissed from the program by head coach Bruce Weber, the university announced on Thursday evening.
“There are standards of conduct that are required to be a member of our program, and there are consequences when those standards are not met,” Webber said in a statement issued by the school. “Isaiah did not meet his responsibilities, and unfortunately this is the result.”
Maurice, the 6-foot-10 big man, was going to be a redshirt sophomore this year. He missed the 2015-16 season after not being cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
He only averaged 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game this season but during the Wildcats’ push for an NCAA Tournament berth, he increased his production. During a five-game span, one that stretched into the Big 12 Tournament, Maurice averaged 7.2 points per game.
With Wesley Iwundu and D.J. Johnson both exhausting their eligibility at the end of the season, Maurice was projected to play a larger role on the frontline alongside rising junior Dean Wade.