Keith Sargeant of NJ Advance Media is reporting that junior wing Issa Thiam has been dismissed from the Rutgers men’s basketball team. Thiam was suspended on Friday following an arrest on seven different charges and Sargeant reports new details to the story below.
Breaking reporting with @alexnapoNJ : Issa Thiam slapped girlfriend and threatened her with a knife, cops say. Now he could be deported. RU official says the junior forward has been dismissed from team https://t.co/OIH8SJXy1n— Keith Sargeant (@KSargeantNJ) March 11, 2019
Thiam averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 25 games this season, including 10 starts. For his career at Rutgers, he averaged 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds, as well as 33.6% from three-point range in 90 games, including 64 starts.
Rutgers has just nine scholarship players available for this week’s Big Ten Tournament and will now have two open scholarships available for next season.
The Scarlet Knights are the 12-seed and face 13-seeded Nebraska in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET.