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Report: YSU grants Weber his release

Published: Wed, April 2, 2014 @ 12:09 a.m.



Staff report


Graduation isn’t the only thing taking a toll on Youngstown State’s men’s basketball team.

Sophomore forward Ryan Weber has been granted his release from YSU and is seeking to transfer, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Weber (6-6) averaged 12.2 points last season — second-best on the team behind senior guard Kendrick Perry — and also grabbed 4.3 rebounds per game.

He emerged as the team’s second-best player during Horizon League play before teammate Marcus Keene broke his nose in an altercation in practice on Feb. 7.

Weber’s departure coincides with the graduation of Perry and starting forward Kamren Belin, as well as reserves Josh Chojnacki and Mike Podolski.

Weber did not respond to an interview request. YSU coach Jerry Slocum also declined comment through a spokesman.

Weber is an Indianapolis native and may look to play closer to home, possibly in the Mid-American Conference, according to the report. He will be required to sit out a season to fulfill NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

YSU will return two starters next season: sophomore center Bobby Hain (who was close friends with Weber) and junior point guard D.J. Cole. YSU also returns top reserve Shawn Amiker, a junior forward.


1YtownSports(283 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Transfers happen. The question here is, unless there is a circumstance, such as a family issue, that requires or makes it important that he be at a school closer to home, WHY is he leaving? He was in a position to become a focal point on Y.S.U.'s team. So what's up? Is there more here than meets the eye?

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2DSquared(1531 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

What's the attraction for him to stay here? He can play MAC ball, in a more pleasant environment, closer to home. Looks like a no-brainer!

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