Iowa State announces Blake Hinson’s quit the team

Feb 29, 2020; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Blake Hinson (0) shoots during the second half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Saturday that redshirt junior Blake Hinson has quit the team.

“I met with all of our players individually Thursday to discuss their roles heading into the season,” Otzelberger said. “On Friday, Blake informed me he was quitting the team. While it is disappointing, it is important to understand roles and I believe the rest of our team is ready for the upcoming season.

Hinson, a transfer from Ole Miss, spent last season as a member of the team but did not play.

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