Archive for Saturday, April 18, 2009

Nevada dismisses forward

April 18, 2009

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Reno, Nev. — Nevada freshman Ahyaro Phillips has been dismissed from the basketball team after his second arrest in a year, this time for having a weapon on school property. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 2.1 points and 2.7 rebounds this year.

Saint Mary’s guard declares

Brisbane, Australia — Saint Mary’s guard Patty Mills will make himself available for the NBA Draft in June, possibly giving up the final two years of his college basketball eligibility in the United States.

Mills, a member of the Australian national team, concluded his second season with the Gaels, averaging career highs of 18.7 points, 4.0 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.

Tyus leaving Florida

Gainesville, Fla. — Florida forward Alex Tyus, the team’s second-leading scorer last season, has decided to transfer. Coach Billy Donovan announced Tyus’ departure Friday.

Arkansas forward declares

Fayetteville, Ark. — Arkansas junior forward Michael Washington has made himself available for the NBA Draft without signing with an agent. The 6-foot-9, 239-pound Washington averaged 15.5 points per game this season and led the Southeastern Conference in rebounds, at 9.8 per game.

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