David Collette was expected to start four straight years at Utah State.
Now he will be playing 2 years somewhere else.
It was announced that David Collette has officially quit the Utah State basketball team.
In the official release:
Utah State men’s basketball head coach Tim Duryea announced on Wednesday that sophomore forward David Collette has decided to leave the program.
“I was shocked when he came into my office today and said he was going to quit,” Duryea said. “I think there were a lot of factors in play that, unfortunately, have become a trend in college basketball of schools poaching other schools’ players. I don’t feel good and don’t like how things transpired, but we will move on and get ready for our season opener on Friday.”
Collette played two seasons for the Aggies, spending the 2011-12 season as a redshirt before departing on an LDS Church mission. Colletted returned for the 2014-15 season where he averaged 12.8 points, 5.0 rebounds per game and led the team and Mountain West, shooting 59.1 percent (163-of-276) from the floor.
Utah State will open its 2015-16 season on Friday, Nov. 13, traveling to Weber State to face the Wildcats at 7 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.
Now there is speculation and rumors about where he will go. The common assumption would be one of the instate schools to the south.
There are also rumors that he had a problem with one of the coaches and that he has wanted to transfer for some time.
After some digging and a small bit of second hand inside information I believe he will transfer to Utah.
Based on graduation and rosters that does make sense. I would assume he pays his own way this year and then has two years playing on scholarship.
This situation is not much different from the Sunia Tauteoli situation, who signed his LOI with Utah State and is now enrolled at Utah.
There is still limited information so I will update this when I have more information.