Iowa State coach Greg McDermott says he needed to do what was best for the team. A day after Lucca Staiger quit the team to return to Germany McDermott brought freshman guard Chris Colvin back from suspension and he played ten minutes in ISU’s 78-71 loss at Texas Tech on Wednesday night.
Colvin had been suspended until February less than two weeks ago. McDermott says it was a very difficult decision for him, but given the choices that he had he says it was the only decision. He says the other 7 players that played were unanimous in saying bring him back. one
McDermott says it was unfair to the other seven scholarship players to leave them so shorthanded. He says it’s not their fault that there were injuries, and players quit.
The Cyclones are 1-2 in the Big 12 and 12-6 overall. They host Kansas this weekend. McDermott says he told the team they have enough talent to have a successful season, but they have to clean some things up.