LOUDONVILLE – Kyle Young is no longer with the Siena men’s basketball program.
The school’s athletic department confirmed that the Saints are set to open their preseason on Monday, a few days before Thursday.
“Kyle felt it would be best for him to take a year off from basketball, and we support him in his decision,” Carmen Maciarillo said in the school’s press release.
In an interview with The Daily Gazette, Maciarillo confirmed that Young remains on a scholarship to Siena during the 2021-22 academic year. Young, Maciarillo said, had not participated in a men’s basketball event in recent weeks.
Young’s departure from the team cuts Sienna’s turn around in 5th place; Young finished last season starting Jackson Stormo as the Saints’ primary backup, who is back for his senior season.
“Jackson was going to play Stormo minutes, regardless,” Macciarillo said. “But both Michael Tertsey and Michael Baer can play 5 as well.”
Stormo is Sienna’s leading returning scorer and rebounder. Stormo averaged 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game last season. Young, who started the season as a starter, averaged 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game during the Saints’ 2020-21 season.
Young’s departure from the basketball program continues an offseason of change for Sienna, which brings on both the reworking coaching staff and roster in the 2021–22 season. Aidan Carpenter, Nick Hopkins and Stormo are the only scholarship players on the 2021–22 roster to have played for Sienna the previous season, having won at least the MAAC regular-season championship in each of Maciarillo’s first two seasons guiding the program. won a share. Meanwhile, Sienna’s six-person coaching staff includes three newcomers, as well as two returnees — Greg Fahey and Matt Minor — who have a new role with Maciarillo’s program.
This report will be updated.
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