The Iowa State Cyclones have dismissed guard Caleb Grill from the program for “failure to meet program expectations”. A senior guard who was in his second stint with the Cyclones. He began his college career with the program then left for the UNLV Rebels, before returning to the program. This is yet another blow for the team that is in the midst of a losing streak on the basketball court. While their 2023 NCAA Tournament hopes are still alive, they are sliding currently heading into the 2023 Big 12 Tournament. The next step for Grill is unclear.
Iowa State’s Caleb Grill is no longer with basketball team due to a failure to meet the program’s expectations, per release. Averaged 9.5 PPG.
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Iowa State Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger said the following in a brief statement about the dismissal of Caleb Grill: “We hold our players to high standards and there are expectations that our student-athletes are held accountable for,” It appears that the program needed to make this decision heading into the final stretch of March Madness.
This season with the Iowa State Cyclones, Caleb Grill averaged 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 39.3 percent and a three-point percentage of 36.8 percent. Iowa State has one final regular season game against the Baylor Bears then they will play in the 2023 Big 12 Tournament. The team should still be on track to make the 2023 NCAA Tournament despite the losing streak.