ISU's Lard Enters "Wellness Center"

Iowa State Forward Cameron Lard is taking time away from the men's basketball team this summer. ISU announced Monday the sophomore has enrolled at a wellness center they describe as "dedicated to helping individuals build a balanced and structured lifestyle".  A statement says Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm and the ISU athletic department talked with Lard and his mother about a wellness center with Prohm adding Lard understands he needs to change some "personal habits". The statement adds that Lard won't be on campus this summer and "is focused on addressing a personal improvement matter". Prohm did not play in Iowa State's two exhibition games and season opener last year for what Prohm termed a "coach's decision". Lard was cited in February for possession of drug paraphernalia but the charge was later dropped. He was cited in April for being in an Ames bar underage. Lard averaged 12.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 29 games for the Cyclones last season.

See Iowa State's complete statement here.