Last season the Bishop Heelan boys basketball team became just the fifth team in Iowa history to win three straight state championships, finishing with a 25-2 record.
Their chances of winning four in a row have taken a big hit after senior guard Wesley Staten, their second leading scorer last season, withdrew from school last week.
Staten was the captain of the Class 3A all-tournament team in March, when he averaged over 22 points in the three games in Des Moines.
Staten, who was offered a scholarship by Iowa State as a freshman, played his first two seasons at West High, averaging 18 points per game as a freshman, and 22 as a sophomore. He averaged 19 points a game last year for the Crusaders.
If Staten transfers to another Iowa school he would not be eligible to play for 90 days, according to Iowa High School Athletic Association rules.
A Heelan official told KTIV today it's "not likely" Staten would play again at Heelan, even if he returned to school. The Crusaders open the season December 2nd at West.
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