August 25, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Former Michigan State basketball player Kenny Kaminski lands at Ohio U

Kenny Kaminski (30) had an up-and-down tenure with the Michigan State basketball program. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)

After being dismissed from the Michigan State basketball team early this month, sophomore Kenny Kaminski has transferred to Ohio University, according to the Athens Messenger.

On his Twitter account, Kaminski said, “Blessed to be here! I love it here already.”

The report also said Kaminski, a native of Medina, Ohio, might pursue a waiver to become eligible immediately.

After redshirting his first season at Michigan State with a shoulder injury, Kaminski had an up-and-down season in 2013-14. He was suspended two different times while also showing flashes as a proficient shooter who could help the Spartans offensively.

Kaminski played in 31 games, averaging 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds. His 3-point percentage was .494, best in the Big Ten.

But the off-season didn’t go wel, and after Kaminski announced on Twitter he decided to leave Michigan State, coach Tom Izzo released a statement making it clear Kaminski was dismissed.

“Despite multiple opportunities, Kenny Kaminski could not live up to the obligations necessary to be a part of our program,” the statement said. “Being a Spartan is a special opportunity, and at Michigan State we do everything we can to provide an amazing experience for our student-athletes. With that privilege also comes a responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After he repeatedly failed to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss Kenny from the program.”

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