Isaac Bonton

Isaac Bonton dribbles up the floor during a game against Omaha at Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.

BOZEMAN — Touted freshman Isaac Bonton has left the Montana State men’s basketball program, Bobcats coach Brian Fish announced Thursday.

A 6-foot-3 guard from Portland, Oregon, Bonton averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds through 11 games this season. He averaged 18.6 minutes per game, and shot .360 from the floor (31 of 86). His 25 turnovers were the most on the team.

“I want to thank Isaac for his contributions to our program and wish him good luck in the future,” Fish said in an athletic department release.

Bonton was recruited to Montana State out of Parkrose High School in Portland, where he was an all-state performer.

Bonton had suffered a concussion that forced him to miss considerable practice time in the preseason. He also battled a hip bruise, though he became a solid contributor off the bench. He scored 38 combined points in a four-game stretch during an early-season road trip.

Without Bonton, MSU's guard contingent consists of Harald Frey, Tyler Hall, Devonte Klines and Lassi Nikkarinen.

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