10.8 points per game. 51.4% from the field, 44.9% from beyond the arc.
3.9 rebounds a game as an undersized forward.
Only 26 turnovers on the season, which is .74/ game. Against 40 assists, 29 steals and 7 blocks.
Which is not to mention that he was far and away the fans’ favorite player, the maker of the most clutch shots (including the game winner against Marquette that turned the season around), the creator of the best dunk of the year in all of college hoops and Homecoming King.
And, for those efforts and that contribution, Kyle Kuric was rewarded thusly by maker of men, teacher of lessons, Rick Pitino.
“Son, you’ll have to walk on for your senior year.”
There is but one word in my vocabulary to describe this move: Disgusting.
Even if, say, Kobe Bryant, somehow had a year of college eligibility that had been uncovered and he wanted to come play for U of L, taking away Kyle Kuric’s scholarship to make way would be without any reasonable or rational justification whatsoever.
Coach, this is far from your proudest hour. This is a sad moment for U of L basketball.
– Seedy K