West Virginia’s men’s basketball program announced this evening the dismissal of two players from its program. The two players are being dismissed for a violation of athletic department policies.
The Mountaineers have dismissed senior forward Esa Ahmad, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Ohio, and senior forward Wesley Harris, a 6-foot-8 product out of Mississippi. The two players are among the team’s leaders in several statistical categories.
West Virginia, which is 10-14 on the season, announced the news in a one sentence statement tonight.
“West Virginia University men’s basketball senior Esa Ahmad and junior Wesley Harris have been dismissed from the team for a violation of athletic department policies.”
— Anjelica Trinone (@AnjelicaTrinone) February 11, 2019
Ahmad and Harris have both been starters for West Virginia’s team this season. They average 28 and 25 minutes per game, respectively. Ahmad was averaging roughly 12 points and 6 rebounds a game, while Harris was averaging roughly 8 points and 4.5 rebounds a contest.
West Virginia is coming off a blowout loss to Texas.
The Mountaineers are set to play at Kansas on Feb. 16.