The fate of the four Utah State basketball players who were sent home from the Aggies' last road trip to Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State will be determined today.
Utah State assistant coach Don Verlin said in Monday's Western Athletic Conference media call that head coach Stew Morrill will announce if there will be any further action taken against Stephen DuCharme, Pooh Williams, Desmond Stephens and redshirt Jaxon Myaer.
"Basically there is no new news on this until coach comes in (today) and decides what he is going to do with the players," Verlin said Monday morning.
The four were sent home last Friday for violating team rules when the team was in Ruston, La. It is unclear whether the violations occurred the Wednesday before the Aggies tipped off against La. Tech Thursday night or following the game that the Aggies won 71-61.
Details of the violation were not disclosed.
"There are places that would have turned their heads (the other way) for what happened, but that's not the way we do it," Morrill said following the Aggies' 100-70 loss to New Mexico State Saturday night in Las Cruces.
"As long as I have been doing this, if you screw up on the road you go home," he said.
The four players returned to Logan Friday the day before the Aggies gave up 100 points for the first time under Morrill.
DuCharme, who started the first 10 games of the season before being moved to the first man off the bench, is averaging 10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Stephens, back-up to point guard Kris Clark, had played in all 20 games prior to New Mexico State and was averaging 3.5 points and 1.85 assists.
Williams, a true freshman, is averaging 1.9 points in 16 games, three of which were starts.
Myaer was an all-state selection during his senior year in high school after averaging 18.6 points and 6.5 assists per game at Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City.
The Aggies (15-6, 5-1) host Nevada Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Smith Spectrum.
GEIGER COUNTER: Canyon Springs High School senior guard Deremy Geiger, who has committed to play basketball at Utah State, is averaging 36 points in his last five games.
For the year, he is averaging 21 points and is second in the city of Las Vegas with 6.1 assists per games.
In his last five games, in which his team is 4-1, Geiger (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) has scored 26, 41, 32, 39 and in his last game he dropped a career-high 42.