Dupree Leaving NDSU Men’s Basketball Program
In a surprising decision, NDSU men’s basketball junior guard Carlin Dupree is leaving the team, the program confirmed to KVRR Sports Tuesday.
The decision is believed to have stemmed from a change in roles for the junior from Milwaukee, WI. Dupree had been a starter for much of the season, before relinquishing the role for the first time on January 3rd, an NDSU win against Denver, in which Dupree scored 16 points off the bench.
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Overall Dupree, who started all 33 games for NDSU a season ago, played three games coming off the bench, averaging 8.7 PPG in 25 minutes a game.
Dupree burst onto the scene as a true freshman in the NCAA Tournament, playing a key role in an overtime win against Oklahoma. Dupree hit two free throws and a field goal to score four consecutive points, giving the Bison the lead against the Sooners.
NDSU is in action Wednesday night at home against the University of South Dakota at Schools Arena. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 tip-off.