Ian Steere no longer a member of UNCW basketball program

Ian Steere no longer a member of UNCW basketball program
Seton Hall guard Quincy McKnight (0) attempts a basket as St. John's forward Ian Steere (33) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New York, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier) (Source: Sarah Stier)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Forward Ian Steere is no longer a member of the UNCW men’s basketball team.

Seahawks coach Takayo Siddle confirmed that Steere had left the program after the team’s 87-63, win over Delaware State on Wednesday.

“He [Steere] won’t be with us anymore,” said Siddle. “He wasn’t meeting program standards and our team expectations. So, we parted ways.”

The 6-9 261-pound forward from Sanford, N.C. played in just one game for the Seahawks. He scored nine points in a win against St. Andrews.

Steere first signed to play for N.C. State and decided to transfer to St. John’s after playing just one game for the Wolfpack.

Steere, who became eligible for St. John’s in December, played just five games for the Red Storm before he was suspended indefinitely.

Coming out of high school, Steere was a four-star recruit and had offers from Louisville, Maryland, UConn, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Clemson, Arkansas.

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