By Chris Edwards

Iowa State senior guard Bubu Palo, who missed most of last season due to suspension, was dismissed from the Cyclones' program on Saturday, the school announced.

Palo, a 6-foot-1 guard from Ames, was suspended for 18 games last season after second-degree sexual abuse charges were filed against him in May 2012.

The charge was later dropped, but Palo was also subject to the school’s code of conduct policy.

Initially, he was found innocent of a violation of that code of conduct, but that finding was appealed by an unknown party this summer. The original decision was then overturned and, according to the release, “the university has determined Palo can no longer be a member of the basketball team.”

Palo’s dismissal leaves three point guards to contend for a position played by Korie Lucious last season: Marshall transfer DeAndre Kane, freshman Monte Morris and holdover Naz Long.


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