MBB: Boozer to forgo his senior season

Nate Sandell

Following his recent arrest, ISU men’s basketball guard Charles Boozer announed Monday he will forgo his senior season.

Boozer, a junior from Raleigh, N.C., was arrested Saturday afternoon by Ames police on simple assault charges. He was released on $300 bail later that day.

“I want to apologize for my actions that put Iowa State University in a negative light,” Boozer said in a news release. “I have decided that the best course action right now is to finish my semester and then seek treatment. Coach Hoiberg and I had a long talk last night and he agrees it would be in my best interest to seek my release from Iowa State and take care of some of the problems I have been dealing with. I want to thank Iowa State and the Ames Community for all the great support the last the three seasons. No matter what, I will always be a Cyclone.”
Boozer, who is the younger brother of NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer, averaged 3.5 points per game for Iowa State last season. He suffered an ACL injury in January and had been working to be fully healthy for the upcoming season.

Coach Fred Hoiberg agreed with Boozer’s decision.

“After visiting with Charles last night, I feel that his decision to leave the program is in the best interest for both parties,” Hoiberg said. “Charles had a terrible lapse in judgment and I sincerely hope that he learns from his mistake and can land on his feet.”