Quincy Bair leaves Utah State basketball squad

Thursday , December 27, 2012 - 4:59 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

LOGAN -- Utah Statemen's basketball coach Stew Morrill announced Thursday that Quincy Bair hasquit the Aggie basketball team for personal reasons.

"I'm extremelydisappointed in Quincy for making the decision to quit the team. He told me hehas lost his passion for basketball during his junior year in high school. Thisis obviously something we would have liked to have known in the recruitingprocess," Morrill said.

Bair, a freshmanguard/forward from American Fork, had his redshirtpulled after five games and played in four games, averaging 2.5 minutes pergame, missing his lone 3-point attempt.

As a senior at AmericanFork High, Bair was named the Region 4 Co-MVP and earned first-team all-statehonors, helping the Cavemen to a 19-3 record and a co-region championship,averaging 13.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game as asenior.

He is the second freshman to leave the squad since the season began.

Utah State will returnto action after the Christmas break by starting its eighth and final season inthe Western Athletic Conference at UTSA on Saturday.

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