Baylor Bears Kick Center J’Mison Morgan Off of Team

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Seven footers aren’t exactly a dime a dozen in college hoops, and the Baylor Bears have unfortunately had to part ways with one of their bigger projects.

Senior center J’Mison Morgan has been dismissed from the basketball team for violating an unspecified university policy, but according to head coach Scott Drew, he will finish up the academic school year as he earns his degree at the university.

“J’mison Morgan will definitely be missed by our team,” Drew said in a release. “He has grown during his time at Baylor and we are confident that he is going to continue to develop as a person and basketball player.”

After playing his freshman and sophomore seasons for Ben Howland at UCLA, Morgan transferred to Baylor for the 2010-11 season, and was granted immediate eligibility to play. As a junior, Morgan averaged three points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 12.5 minutes per game, scoring in double-digits in three games.

The following season, the Dallas native redshirted his senior year and returned to action for the 2012-13 season, just to appear in one game, a 63-59 home loss at the hands of College of Charleston. Morgan played eight minutes in the loss, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds.

Morgan wasn’t one of Drew’s more dependable – or important – players, but for a player the program once had such high hopes for to fizzle out  is really unfortunate.

At 8-4, Baylor opens Big 12 play next Saturday as they host in-state rival Texas.

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