By Vince Gasparini | February 5, 2024
University at Albany men’s basketball forward Jonathan Beagle is temporarily stepping away from the program, head coach Dwayne Killings revealed during a press conference following the team’s 114-102 loss to University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Saturday (2/3) night, after Beagle was not seen at the game.
Jonathan Beagle dunking against Dartmouth on Dec. 2.
Photo Credit: Savanna Stoddart / The ASP
“In regard to Jonathan, he’s made a decision right now for personal reasons to step away from the program,” Killings said. “I have no other comment about that at the moment.”
Beagle played only eight minutes in the team’s 81-59 loss to Vermont on Thursday last week before being sat for the remainder of the game.
In his time as a Great Dane so far, Beagle has won the 2022-23 America East Rookie of the Year, was a member of the America East All-Rookie Team, and won a UAlbany-record nine America East Rookie of the Week awards.
In the 2023-24 season, Beagle is averaging 12.5 points per game and leads the America East in rebounds per game with 9.5. Without the 6’10” Hudson Falls native, the Great Danes are losing their tallest and most efficient player, as Beagle leads the team in field goal percentage with a mark of 58.5%.