BYU confirmed Wednesday, May 22, that forward Agustin Ambrosino will not return to play for coach Dave Rose and the basketball team this upcoming season.
Ambrosino joined the basketball team last summer after enjoying a successful campaign at Salt Lake Community College. While at SLCC, Ambrosino averaged 9.6 points per game on 49 percent shooting from the field and 44 percent from the three point line, along with 5.3 rebounds per game. Those numbers dropped significantly during Ambrosino’s only season with BYU, where he averaged 1.8 points per game on 39 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent from three, and averaging 1.4 rebounds per game. Ambrosino’s season highs in both points and rebounds came against Eastern New Mexico, where he added 14 points and 8 rebounds.
It is currently unknown where Ambrosino will be playing basketball next season.
Ambrosino’s departure from the team adds to an already sizable amount of contributing players who will not be returning next season. The team has lost seven players this off-season due to graduation, injury, transfer or missionary service. Only five players from the 2012–13 roster will be returning to play for Rose in 2013–14. Needless to say, the BYU basketball team will look significantly different next season.
With this recent announcement of Ambrosino’s departure, Rose will now have two unclaimed scholarships to work with for the upcoming seasons.