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Boise State player to transfer after tumultuous debut year with the Broncos

Boise State’s Dembley speaks to local media for the first time

Boise State point guard Pat Dembley spoke to local media members for the first time on Tuesday, discussing everything from his offseason arrest to the birth of his daughter.
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Boise State point guard Pat Dembley spoke to local media members for the first time on Tuesday, discussing everything from his offseason arrest to the birth of his daughter.

Boise State junior point guard Pat Dembley has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal and been removed from the men’s basketball roster, the school confirmed Tuesday.

Dembley started four games in 2018-19 during his first season as a Bronco as a junior college transfer. However, he struggled offensively with more turnovers (61) than assists (46) and a field-goal percentage of 33.5. He scored 5.5 points per game while averaging 16.9 minutes.

Dembley was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace shortly after arriving on campus. He also was suspended for a nonconference game against Alabama State for “attitude detrimental to the team,” according to a school press release.

He played at least 22 minutes in each of his first seven games as a Bronco. After that, he tallied 20 minutes just four times. He didn’t play against Nevada in the Broncos’ final game of the Mountain West Tournament after drawing 7 minutes in the first-round game against Colorado State.

Malek Harwell previously indicated he will transfer from Boise State, too.

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