In A Rush(er) Out Of Here

After two years of waiting, it took all of two weeks until Isaiah Rusher becomes a former Lobo

After two years of battling to get into the University of New Mexico, working hard to get academics squared away, going through an assistant coaching change, waiting for the NCAA Clearinghouse, and finally attending UNM and then working out with his future team… UNM Coach Steve Alford in a release today said that 21 year old freshmen Isaiah Rusher has been shown the door due to personal reasons.

 Rusher whose unrealistic praises have been sung by Lobo fans for the past two years gave the entire state a jolt when the NCAA clearinghouse cleared him just two weeks ago. Hard to believe that what two years to build was torn down in two weeks.


photo courtesy of KRQE.com


Here is the official release from UNM:

 University of New Mexico men's head basketball coach Steve Alford announced that freshman Isaiah Rusher has left the program for personal reasons.  Rusher, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward, originally signed a National Letter of Intent with UNM in November of 2007.  He enrolled at UNM in June after gaining academic eligibility.

Isaiah needed to go home to Houston and take care of some personal issues," said Alford.  "We wish him the best and hope that he is able to get things taken care of."

 
With Rusher leaving UNM looks at a front court of Sophomores

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