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Wyoming guard Bradley Belt cheers on his teammates as they play Niagara at the Arena-Auditorium last year in Laramie.

LARAMIE -- Preseason practice hasn't started for Wyoming's men's basketball team. Yet the Cowboys are already down a player.

Wyoming coach Allen Edwards has dismissed freshman guard Bradley Belt from the team for a violation of team rules, according to a release from the school. Edwards issued a statement, but the school said the athletics department wouldn't be commenting any further.

"We thank Bradley for his contributions to the program during his time here, and we wish him well in the future," Edwards said.

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Belt, a native of Huntsville, Alabama, never played for Wyoming after taking an academic redshirt last season. He came to Wyoming by way of Washington Academy in Greenville, North Carolina.

Belt's dismissal leaves the Cowboys one scholarship short of the 13-scholarship limit designated by the NCAA for the upcoming season. Wyoming signed five players in the 2019 recruiting class, including combo guard Kenny Foster, Colorado's Gatorade Player of the Year.

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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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