Kenny Kaminski Dismissed From Michigan State Basketball Team
Just days after Kenny Kaminski announced his plans to transfer from Michigan State, Tom Izzo announced he has dismissed the once-promising shooter from the Spartans program.
Here's a full statement from Izzo released by MSU Monday afternoon:
“Despite multiple opportunities, Kenny Kaminski could not live up to the obligations necessary to be a part of our program. Being a Spartan is a special opportunity, and at Michigan State we do everything we can to provide an amazing experience for our student-athletes. With that privilege also comes a responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After he repeatedly failed to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss Kenny from the program.
“Although this is disappointing, it is just a minor setback as we are coming off one of the best summers in recent years. I remain excited about the prospects of our team moving forward. We have a group of individuals dedicated to a common goal and they are willing to do whatever it takes to reach their lofty standards, and ready to push each other to be the best they can be.”
Kaminski had been in Izzo's doghouse before. Last season, he was suspended for academic shortcomings.
Kaminski Tweeted Saturday afternoon that he would be transferring from MSU.
He was expected to make a strong challenge for starting minutes in the upcoming season.