Boys' basketball: Utah asks Josh Hearlihy for scholarship release
Utah has asked Harvard-Westlake senior Josh Hearlihy for a release from its scholarship obligation, according to a news release from Harvard-Westlake.
The 6-foot-7 Hearlihy missed 14 games this past season because of a non-surgical treatment for a condition related to growing too quickly. He returned for the final six games.
"I was very excited about going to Utah when I signed my Letter of Intent in November," Hearlihy said in a statement. "However, the coaching staff has reconsidered their commitment to me and has asked to be released from their obligation. I turned down scholarship offers and stopped exploring other options when I signed.
"Given the situation at Utah, I’m concerned about putting myself in an environment where I'm not wanted. It is still my dream to play college basketball and I will continue to work hard every day to make that dream a reality."
Hearlihy could sign with another Division I program or attend a prep school in the fall.
-- Eric Sondheimer