I'm from Regina, and something similar happened here a few years ago. One of our big schools, loads of hoop talent, chose to make one player the feature of the offence. Another player, of similar talent (once dropped 58 in a playoff game - missing maybe 2-3 shots), got pissed, and went to a rival school.
Sad that there's such a focus on sports; athletics are all fine and dandy, and I love hoops as much as anyone, but the odds of making it to the pros aren't that good - get an education to fall back on.
At the school I attended, if you didn't pass your classes, you didn't play. Period. Our star player got benched numerous times for failing math.
Just a story...