It took him all of three days to keep his word.
Carter announced Friday that senior guard Patrick Nyeko has been dismissed from the team for unspecified team rules violations. Nyeko will remain on scholarship through the end of the season but will no longer be a member of the Wolf Pack basketball team.
“All members of the team are held to set of standards and expected behavior on and off the floor,” Carter said in a statement released by the athletic department. “He will remain on scholarship the rest of the academic year with the opportunity to earn his degree at Nevada.”
The 6-foot-6, 180-pound Nyeko had only appeared in 17 of the Pack's 25 games this year and did not play against Fresno State. He was averaging just 1.0 points and 0.8 rebounds a game. Nyeko had played just 10.7 minutes a game.
His playing time was cut severely from a year ago when he was one of the first players off the bench. Nyeko played in all 37 games as a junior in 2011-12 and averaged 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in 13.1 minutes a game and had 16 steals.
As a sophomore in 2010-11, he was named the Wolf Pack's Sixth Man of the Year.
For his career, Nyeko, who is from London but went to high school in Seattle, played in 110 games and 1,156 minutes. He averaged 1.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists.
His absence shouldn't affect Carter's rotation much, if at all. Nyeko had played in just three of the Pack's 11 Mountain West games this season.
The Wolf Pack (12-13, 3-8) will play at San Diego State (17-9, 7-5) on Saturday (3:05 p.m.).