"I know this was a difficult decision for Cody," Donovan said. "He has made great strides in his personal growth, and I'm very proud of him for that. All of us here wish him the best as he moves on from our team."
Donovan said at media day on October 10 that Cody Larson was no longer on scholarship. Larson thought about leaving the team then but decided to stay and play without a scholarship. Donovan said his inability to handle responsibilities off the court was the reason for the decision.
"Everyone's scholarship is very valuable, and you want guys to have a responsibility to take care of things they need to take care of," Donovan said at media day. "For Cody, those things were not happening."
Larson played in 25 games off the bench last season, averaging 0.5 points and 0.8 rebounds per game. He scored 12 total points while going 5-11 from the field and 2-5 from the free throw line. He added two blocked shots and one assist.