Michigan point guard Laval Lucas-Perry dismissed from basketball program
Laval Lucas-Perry was expected to compete for the Michigan basketball team's starting point guard job in the 2010-11 season.
But after violating team standards that had been made clear to him on several occasions, the redshirt junior guard won't get that chance.
Lucas-Perry was dismissed from the Wolverines' program Wednesday, according to an announcement made by coach John Beilein. Lucas Perry, who played in 58 games at Michigan after transferring in from Arizona, has been offered the chance to remain on scholarship in order to complete his degree.
"The University of Michigan and our men's basketball program has established expectations essential to the success of all students and athletes," Beilein said in a statement issued Wednesday night.
"These university and team standards have been clearly communicated to the team and Laval on numerous occasions through meetings, conferences and mentorship. Unfortunately, Laval has violated our team standards."
Lucas-Perry averaged 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists during his career. He played in all 32 games last season, starting 22 times. The Flint native was an Big Ten All-Academic selection during the 2008-09 season.
Lucas-Perry could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.
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