Barone suspended indefinitely
Idaho basketball player Kyle Barone has been suspended indefinitely by coach Don Verlin for violating team rules.
The announcement comes four days before the Vandals open practice for the season, a year where Barone figured to be both a team and conference leader in scoring, rebounding and blocks after his second team all-WAC performance last season.
“My job is to educate student-athletes and to teach them how to conduct themselves on and off the court,” Verlin said. “We have challenged Kyle to become a first-class student and resident of Moscow. How he responds will determine his status on our basketball team.”
Verlin said that Barone’s status will be re-evaluated as the season progresses.
Barone, a three-year letter winner for the Vandals, is one of four seniors on this season’s squad and is the only returning starter of the group. Barone enters this season as Idaho’s active leader in scoring, rebounds, blocks, assists and steals.