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Richard Sirju leaves Utah St. basketball team

Richard Sirju leaves Utah St. basketball team



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Press ReleaseLOGAN, Utah- ­Utah State men¹s basketball coach Stew Morrill announced Monday that Richard Sirju has left the team due to personal reasons and will not rejoin the Aggies.

³Richie wants to be closer to home with a better opportunity for playing time,² said Morrill. ³He is a quality young man and we wish him all the best.²

Sirju, a junior guard from Sunrise, Fla. (Piper HS) has played in three games this year for Utah State and had five points and three rebounds in 23 total minutes.

Sirju transferred to Utah State this past fall from Daytona Beach (Fla.) Community College where he earned second all-conference honors as both a freshman and sophomore. During his sophomore season, he averaged 19.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Utah State hosts in-state rival Utah tonight at 7 p.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

(Courtesy Utah State University)

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