Ambres started exhibition game

Updated: November 14, 2003, 2:16 AM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU lost its second basketball player in two days when Mildon Ambres left the squad, LSU coach John Brady said.

Ambres, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward, started in LSU's exhibition opener Nov. 6, but did not play in the second half.

Forward Tim Bush also left the team this week and planned to transfer. Brady said he didn't know what Ambres' plans were but that he hasn't yet asked for a release.

"It was the strangest thing," Brady said. "He started in the exhibition game, and then we didn't hear from him for a day. His dad said Mildon felt he was being played out of position.

"If his heart's not in it, maybe it's best he leaves. It's not easy here. Most players leave because they see they aren't going to get much playing time, and there's nothing wrong with that."

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