Oakland’s Ryan Bass expected to miss remainder of 2013-14 season
|Ryan Bass (left) takes in an Oakland game at The Palace with Andre Drummond (right).|
The absence of senior Ryan Bass has many Oakland fans wondering when the acrobatic guard will return to the Golden Grizzlies lineup.
Teammate Travis Bader said the team appreciated Bass' support and wished the best for Bass.
Because of the NCAA's graduate transfer rule, Bass would be eligible to transfer to another program and play immediately without being subjected to the NCAA's one-year probationary period applied to undergraduate transfers.
Oakland has not lost a player to the rule since its inception.
UPDATE: Oakland officially announced Friday afternoon Bass will not return this season, saying he is suffering fron an undisclosed injury.
"Ryan is back in school and we are very happy for that," Kampe said via press release. "As far as basketball goes, Ryan is injured. He is not cleared to play nor will he be this year. Getting himself healthy is his number one goal. Ryan does not want to disclose his injury and I hope everyone will respect that. His leave from school dealt solely with his heath issue. He will graduate this summer."