Braeden Anderson has been released from the Fresno State men's basketball team so that he can concentrate on graduating this spring, leaving the Bulldogs' bench even shorter for the second half of the Mountain West Conference season.
"Braeden is completing his degree this spring so he can pursue his goal of going to law school this fall," coach Rodney Terry said, in a release from the athletic department. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Fresno State also is without senior Alex Davis, who was suspended indefinitely for actions detrimental to the team last week prior to a loss at Colorado State.
Paul Watson started at the four position against the Rams with Karachi Edo at the five and both are expected to start Wednesday against San Jose State at Save Mart Center with only freshman Terrell Carter II and non-scholarship walk-on Jerrod Patton behind them. Freshman forward Eugene Artison is taking a redshirt this season.
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Without Anderson and Davis and with Artison a redshirt, Fresno State had eight scholarship players.
Anderson, a redshirt sophomore forward, has played sparingly this season coming back from career-threatening injuries suffered in a serious auto accident prior to the 2013-14 season.
He played in 17 games, averaging one point and 1.8 rebounds in 10.6 minutes.