FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Three Colorado State University basketball players won’t be playing any hoops during the spring semester due to low grades.
Juniors Kimani Jackson, Che Bob and Devocio Butler did not meet the minimum grade-point requirements for their fall classes and are therefore ineligible to play for the rest of the year, according to a statement from CSU’s athletic department.
“We will continue to support these young men in their academic careers,” head coach Larry Eustachy said. “Our top priority is to educate, and we will continue to emphasize this in all that we do. It is a hard lesson, but we will continue to support these young men and provide access to the resources needed to excel in the classroom and graduate.
This is disappointing for our entire program, especially the players still competing on the court. All of us will remain focused on our ‘Team Together’ philosophy that is key to our success. We look forward all three getting on track in their academic pursuits towards graduation and joining us on the court next season,” Eustachy said.