Tuesday, May 17, 2011

USF point guard Crater dismissed from team

University of South Florida point guard Anthony Crater has been dismissed from the men’s basketball program due to a violation of team rules, head coach Stan Heath confirmed on Monday.

"I am disappointed for Anthony,” said Heath. “He is a good young man, who made a number of positive contributions to our program, but he made some mistakes and was unable to meet our team’s standard. I am hopeful he will learn from this experience and achieve great things in the future."

Crater is the third guard to leave the program since the season ended following Palmetto's Shedrick Haynes, who transferred to Division II Tarleton State in Texas and Mike Burwell, who transferred to Division I Towson.

Crater led the Bulls in minutes last year and was a stabilizing force, but injured his right shoulder in USF's final game and needed surgery. It is expected competition for the point guard job will be between juco transfer Blake Nash, incoming freshman Anthony Collins from Houston and sophomore LaVonte Dority.

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