Friday, May 23, 2008
Hope Indiana has Outstanding Walk-Ons
New Indiana head coach Tom Cream has dismissed yet another player. He announced yesterday that freshman forward Brandon McGee will not return next season due to "academic and team guideline negligence." In a statement, Crean said there were attempts to correct the problems, but they were not successful. "Our coaching and support staff tried to make this work, but we felt that there were some basic standard operating procedures that were not being met," he said."I feel badly for his family and [his high school coach] who were helping us to try and make this work. But in the end, it just was not possible to continue in the current direction." With the dismissal of McGee, it leaves the Hoosiers with just two scholarship players who were on the team this past season: Jordan Crawford and Kyle Taber. Guards Armon Bassett and Jamarcus Ellis and forward DeAndre Thomas were already previously dismissed, while Eli Holman asked to transfer and Eric Gordon declared for the NBA Draft. Furthermore, five seniors used up their eligibility. McGee averaged 1.5 points and 1.0 rebounds per game last season.