MISSOULA -- Just minutes before tipoff against Washington on Wednesday in Seattle, some breaking news hit the Montana men's basketball team.
Grad transfer Cameron Satterwhite has left the UM basketball program. Montana Voice of the Griz Riley Corcoran announced the news on the pregame radio show, and a spokesman for the team confirmed the move with MTN Sports.
Satterwhite's stay at UM was short-lived after joining the Grizzlies from fellow Big Sky Conference foe Northern Arizona. He played in Montana's first two games of the season, including a start in the first of two tilts with Southern Utah. Satterwhite finishes his UM career 2 for 13 from the field and 0 for 8 from deep with four total points. He added three rebounds and four assists in two games.
Satterwhite did not suit up in Montana's second game against Southern Utah or against Georgia, but when meeting with media last week, head coach Travis DeCuire said he'd be available for Montana's home game against Yellowstone Christian College this past Saturday. While suited up, Satterwhite never played against YCC.
Satterwhite transferred to Montana in April from NAU where he spent two seasons. Prior to that, Satterwhite spent two seasons at Loyola Chicago. Satterwhite was cleared to play right away for UM in September, ending a long saga of waiting as well.
Satterwhite's departure is the latest roster turnover for the Griz men's basketball team. Guard Timmy Falls transferred from the team in July and has since landed at Cal State University San Bernardino. Guard Naseem Gaskin was let go from the team due to pending legal issues back in September.
Along with the departure of three-year walk-on Peter Jones recently, Montana is down to 13 players on its roster after having 17 in early May.