Friday, January 8, 2016

Cleveland State guard Myles Hamilton dismissed from the team


Reserve guard Myles Hamilton, who leads Cleveland State in assists, has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team policies, head coach Gary Waters announced Friday afternoon.

In Thursday's 87-67 lost to Green Bay, Hamilton was pulled out of the game after turning the ball over and committing a foul on the other end.

Hamilton was upset that he was pulled from the game after playing only a minute and got into a heated conversation with Waters on the sidelines. Waters then kicked Hamilton off the bench and he spent the rest of the first half in the locker room.

The Kennessaw State transfer and St. Edward product returned to the bench for the second half, but didn't play in the final 20 minutes.

After the game, Waters didn't want to talk about what was said during that heated conversation, but he had this say about the incident:

"That's a lot of stuff. You may not see that boy out there ever again," he said. "We got to have a discipline ship. I don't know (if he will return), I need to sit and think about it. Right now I don't feel good about it."

Hamilton also served a three-game suspension at the start of the season for a violation of team rules.

A redshirt junior from Cleveland, Hamilton appeared in nine games this year, averaging 2.9 points and 2.1 assists.

CSU released the following press release:

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State head men's basketball coach Gary Waters has announced that junior guard Myles Hamilton has been dismissed from the team effective immediately for violation of team policies. 

"We wish Myles the best and appreciate his contributions to our program," Waters said. 

 Hamilton transferred to CSU from Kennesaw State and sat out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He appeared in nine games this year, averaging 2.9 points and 2.1 assists.

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