Doolin leaves USF basketball team for personal reasons

Doolin leaves USF basketball team for personal reasons
November 26, 2013, 6:45 pm
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Cody Doolin, who averaged 13 points and seven assists in four games this season, ranks second in school history with 451 assists. (USATSI)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Senior point guard Cody Doolin has left San Francisco's basketball team for personal reasons.

The university said Tuesday that Doolin will remain enrolled in school and is scheduled to receive his degree in finance in the spring.

Doolin's departure is a major blow for a Dons team that already had struggled to compete in the West Coast Conference. He averaged 13 points and seven assists in his first four games this season, including a career-high 33 points in a 92-90 loss to Nevada on Nov. 15.

“I respect Cody’s decision to devote more time to other matters in his life that will require his attention away from basketball,” head coach Rex Walters said in a statement. “Cody has been such a big part of the basketball program since the day he arrived at USF.  I want nothing but the best for him and truly appreciate the time, energy and passion he had in his time here.  He did great things on and off the court and I know that he will do great things after graduating in the spring. We will miss him and he will always be a USF Don.”

Doolin ends his career ranked second in school history with 451 assists.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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