Well, this offseason has just been filled with joy, hasn’t it? Official press release:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Wednesday, June 30) that redshirt-junior guard Laval Lucas-Perry (Flint, Mich./Flint Powers Catholic HS) has been dismissed from the program.
“The University of Michigan and our men’s basketball program has established expectations essential to the success of all students and athletes,” said Beilein. “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. Therefore, I have decided that he will no longer be a part of our basketball program. Given the fact that Laval is near the completion of his degree, he has been extended the offer to remain on scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year and graduate in May with our 2011 class.”
After transferring from the University of Arizona midway through his freshman season, Lucas-Perry has played 58 games for U-M averaging 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assist per game.
For those counting scholarships, this does mean that Michigan will be able to bring in two additional class of 2011 recruits on top of commit Carlton Brundidge. Hopefully LLP can land on his feet, either in Ann Arbor or, if he chooses, elsewhere.