I just departed Marshall’s afternoon basketball practice at the Henderson Center (more on that in a second) and DeAndre Kane was not with the team. Kane has returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh to be with his family following the death of his father, Calvin Kane, on Tuesday morning.
Kane left Huntington for Pittsburgh on Monday and then met up with his teammates in Orlando for Wednesday night’s game against UCF. Kane then went his own way home from Orlando to spend time with family.
Marshall Coach Tom Herrion called Kane “doubtful” for Saturday’s home game against East Carolina:
The viewing and everything is (Friday) and they’ll bury him on Saturday. We’ll see. He’s where he needs to be; his focus needs to be with his family. I’m proud of him for wanting to come and play, but his focus strictly needs to be with his family.
Herrion also lauded Kane’s teammates for their support this week:
It’s a tough time for him. He’s got great support here, his teammates, our basketball family. These kids have shown me a lot in terms of their love for one another, especially in a situation like that.
As far as basketball is concerned, Marshall practice just before 1 p.m. this afternoon after a two-flight trip home from Orlando. The players got off the bus at the Henderson Center, changed clothes and headed to the practice floor.