JayDee Luster is out at NMSU, asking for his release and receiving it.
The Luster situation is a head scratcher to me. This kid received considerable attention coming out of high school and seemed like a pretty good catch for NMSU. Some like him, some don't. The bottom line is that the point guard position could have used some help this year. Sure, Fred Peete did well, but he would have been just as effective, maybe even more so, at the 2-guard.
It just never seemed to me that JayDee got a legitimate shot to play the position. He got limited minutes throughout the year and when he was in, it always seemed like it was at the tail end of games with the team either up or down by at least 15 points.
Luster was very outspoken when Marvin Menzies was intitially hired as the Aggies' head coach but eventually caved and came the NMSU. Did his early antics hurt him and his playing time? Maybe, maybe not. But I think it may have played a factor. Point guard was a position in flux for much of the year for the Aggies. Hard to believe he couldn't have helped in some capacity. I guess we'll never know.