Altidor-Cespedes, Burgess leaving Gonzaga program

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga basketball players Pierre Marie Altidor-Cespedes and David Burgess will not return to the team next
season, assistant coach Leon Rice said Tuesday.

Rice said that Altidor-Cespedes, 22, a part-time starter who
averaged 3.2 points and 1.24 assists per game, is exploring the
option of playing professionally overseas.

Altidor-Cespedes, from Montreal, started 31 games for the
Bulldogs as a sophomore and averaged 4.2 points and 1.9 assists. He
started 14 games last season, but saw his playing time drop during
the second half of the season and averaged only 16.4 minutes per

Burgess, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound sophomore who transferred from
Brigham Young during the middle of the 2005-06 season, played in
only six games last season after becoming eligible in early

He played only 23 minutes, scoring just six points.