THE Bendigo Braves have released guard Daniel Horton from his contract with the club.
Horton had been a standout performer in the SEABL averaging a Braves team high 19.6 points per game , fourassists and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Braves coach Ben Harvey said there was no doubt that Horton was a talented player and it was unfortunate that circumstances did not work out with the Braves.
“This has been a difficult decision for the club and for Daniel and it's more about personal matters rather than his on court performances which have been strong,” Harvey said.
“Now that this has happened the coaches and playing staff are committed to striving to achieve our goal of reaching the SEABL grand final for the third year in a row."
It is expected that Horton will return home to the United States in coming days to be with his wife and children.
As this decision has occurred after the deadline for new players to be able to qualify for finals, the Braves will not be replacing Horton with another import.
The club will not be providing any further comment.