Lionel Gomis not returning

Robert Morris forward Lionel Gomis has left the team, per a source.

Gomis is not listed on RMU’s roster on the official Robert Morris athletics website.

Gomis played in 27 games last season, averaging 1.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 9.6 minutes. Gomis shot 30.3 percent from the field.

On the court, Gomis’ presence won’t really be missed. I’m not trying to sound like a bad person here, but Gomis just wasn’t good at any point last season. The struggles began right away when he struggled to pass his conditioning test. They continued with his absurdly high foul rate, measured at 9-fouls-per-40 minutes according to KenPom.

This does, yet again, provide another slight blow to the team’s depth. Gomis is now the fifth player from last season not returning, joining Lucky Jones and David Appolon (graduation), Marcquise Reed (transferred to Clemson) and Stephan Bennett (left the team).

Robert Morris has four walk-ons. There’s crowd-favorite Conrad Stephens (returning) and newcomers guards Anthony Pugh and Nate Johnson. Johnson was a teammate of freshman wing Isaiah Still at Union Catholic high school.  A fourth walk-on is not yet listed on the official roster yet.

As it stands, here are the scholarship players:
G Kavon Stewart
G Matty McConnell
G Rodney Pryor
G Steven Whitley
G Isaiah Still
G Jordan Lester
F Aaron Tate
F Billy Giles
F Joe Hughey
F Andre Frederick

F Elijah Minnie

–Chris Cappella

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