Junior forward Robert Mitchell has been removed from the men’s basketball team effective immediately.
The announcement came from head coach Bobby Gonzalez in a statement earlier today.
“I am very appreciative of Robert’s contributions to our program these last two years,” Gonzalez said. “We have accomplished much during his time here and I truly wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
This announcement comes just days after Mitchell was quoted in the Bergen Record questioning Gonzalez’s coaching tactics after the team’s 68-56 loss in the second round of the Big East tournament last Wednesday.
“It’s hard to stay consistent as a player,” Mitchell told the Record, “when the coach isn’t consistent.”
Mitchell, a transfer from Duquesne University played in every game this season for the Pirates, and averaged 8 points a game.
For more information regarding the release of Robert Mitchell follow updates on www.thesetonian.com and for full coverage look in this Thursday’s edition of The Setonian.
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