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Nevada basketball player dismissed from team following arrest

Zach Wurm
Zach Wurm was dismissed from the Nevada basketball team following his arrest Sunday morning. (WCSO)

Wolf Pack basketball player Zach Wurm, who was arrested Sunday morning on two charges, including driving under the influence, was dismissed from the team Monday afternoon, according to Nevada media services.

Wurm, a 23-year-old walk-on from Bishop Manogue, also was charged with destroying property of another ($250-$5,000). The DUI charge is a misdemeanor. Wurm was arrested by the Reno Police Department and booked at 4:08 a.m. Sunday morning.

Wurm joined the Wolf Pack in the middle of last season after transferring in from Menlo College. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound guard/forward sat out last year per NCAA rules. This season, he had appeared in two games and played three minutes. He had not recorded a stat.

Earlier Saturday, the Wolf Pack lost to New Mexico, 85-58, its first defeat of the season following a 14-0 start, tied for the best in school history. Wurm was in attendance for the game at New Mexico, which Nevada took a charter flight home from, arriving in Reno around 11 p.m.

Wurm is the first player to be dismissed from the program since Darien Williams last season, who was removed from the team for "failing to meet the Wolf Pack's standards."

That cuts Nevada's number of walk-ons to three: Jalen Townswell, JoJo Anderson and David Cunningham.

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