|Coach says G Avery Smith booted from Wis.-Milwaukee|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 07 November 2007 13:10|
Panthers coach Rob Jeter suspended Smith for an unspecified violation of team rules a half hour before Milwaukee opened its season by beating Wisconsin-Parkside in an exhibition game Thursday night. The school said Smith would remain on scholarship.
``It has become clear we need to move forward as a team and a program without Avery,'' Jeter said in a statement. ``I've focused a lot on team chemistry and togetherness and now it is time to move into the season with a group that is committed to those ideas.''
Smith averaged 15.5 points last season and was on the Horizon League's preseason all-conference team this year.
Milwaukee opens its regular season Friday against Upper Iowa.