Former Michigan State forward Kenny Kaminski is now an Ohio Bobcat. According to Jason Arkley of the Athens Messenger, Kaminski enrolled as a student at Ohio University today and will be a scholarship player for the Bobcats. Kaminski, a 6-foot-8 power forward, played two years with the Spartans under head coach Tom Izzo, but was dismissed from the Spartans in August. Kaminski was suspended twice last season, missing two games and four exhibitions.
Kaminski also tweeted about joining the Bobcats earlier today:
I'm going to really love it here! #LetsGetItStarted!— Kenny Kaminski (@KennyKaminski) August 25, 2014
According to Arkley, Ohio and Kaminski will apply for a waiver that would allow him the play this season. If the waiver is granted, Kaminski would be eligible to play immediately and have three years of eligibility remaining. If the waiver is denied, Kaminski would be able to practice with the Bobcats this season, but would be ineligible to play in any games this season due to NCAA rules and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Kaminski, who was a Top-100 recruit out of Medina High School in Ohio, led the Big Ten last season with a 49.4 percent shooting percentage on 3-pointers. Overall, Kaminski averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. Before he was dismissed from the team, he figured to see an increase in playing time after Adreian Payne, who was selected in the the first round by the Atlanta Hawks, graduated. Kaminski is also the third player to transfer to Ohio after Saul Phillips took over the program in April. The Bobcats now have 12 scholarship players.