Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Marshall Basketball: DeAndre Kane Leaves Herd

Marshall University basketball player DeAndre Kane will not return for his senior season. In a press release issued earlier today head coach Tom Herrion had this to say about Kane’s future.

“After meeting with DeAndre, I have decided it is in our program’s and his best interest that he seek opportunities elsewhere,”. “We appreciate his contributions to our team and wish him the best in his future.”

As a junior Kane averaged 37.1 minutes and 7.0 assist per game, both team highs. He finished second to Elijah Pittman in scoring while averaging 15.1 points per game. With those numbers Kane was named to Conference USA’s All Second Team, a distinction he also received as a sophomore. Kane was honored as C-USA’s freshman of the year in 2011 after averaging 15.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assist per game.

Despite only playing three years Kane leaves Marshall as the Herds 15th all time leading scorer. He also ranks 11th in steals and 8th in all time assists.  

If Kane graduates this semester (a definite possibility according to multiple reports) he can transfer to another school and play immediately if the institution offers a graduate program unavailable at Marshall. He could also enter his name in the NBA Draft or pursue professional opportunities overseas.

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