Friday, March 27, 2009

Alvin Mitchell and Mike Williams Out at Cincinnati

Large scale announcements started what looks to be a roller coaster type offseason for the University of Cincinnati Men's basketball team today. Mick Cronin announced that Alvin Mitchell was dismissed from the team after a violation of team rules prior to the Big East Tournament. It was the second, and last, violation for Mitchell who just finished his sophomore season. In addition, Texas transfer Mike Williams announced that he will not seek a 6th year of eligibility through the NCAA and has thus ended his college career. Williams had originally lost a year due to transfer and was then injured missing the following season with an Achilles problem. Previous precidents in the NCAA had led UC fans to believe that Williams would have been granted an extra year had he applied. This will be a big blow to the Bearcats who will lose the teams #2 scorer and a guy who could actually hit a mid range jump shot.

Stay tuned for further developments regarding UC basketball. With these two subtractions, the offseason recruiting trail looks to have hit an accelerated mode. Rumors of a transfer by Liberty guard Seth Curry, the leading freshman scorer in the country last year and younger brother of All-American Stephen Curry, are currently running rampant.

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