Report: New Mexico State loses two guards

May 17, 2005 at 2:01 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M., May 17 (UPI) -- New Mexico State guards Mike Mitchell and Byron Davis have been declared academically ineligible for the 2005-06 season, new coach Reggie Theus said.

He told the Las Cruces Sun-News Monday the pair became academic casualties after the spring semester, and have been informed they will lose their scholarships.

"This isn't a basketball issue right now. It's a life issue," Theus told the paper. "If I have anything to do with it, they will be here getting their education in the fall."

Mitchell, a junior from San Antonio, was the Aggies' second-leading scorer last season. He started 29 of 30 games and averaged 14.1 points.

Davis, a sophomore from Detroit, averaged 6.2 points in 30 games.

The paper reported that Theus has signed eight recruits for next winter.

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