Tennessee Head Coach Bruce Pearl Dismisses Ramar Smith, Duke Crews Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Tuesday, 06 May 2008 18:55
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Pearl Dismisses Two

Tennessee sophomore forward Duke Crews and sophomore guard Ramar Smith are being dismissed from the team.

Coach Bruce Pearl would not provide reasons for the dismissals, though he did say Friday that the two cases were unrelated and they stemmed from problems over a period of time rather than one specific incident.
``They did a lot of positive things in two years, but we have very, very high expectations for student athletes on and off the court,'' Pearl said before the team's end-of-season banquet, which was not attended by the two players.
Pearl said the two players did not meet his expectations after they were given every opportunity to succeed and instead will transfer to another school, though he did not specify where.
``We just felt like both University of Tennessee and the student-athletes would be better served to move on,'' Pearl said.
Smith spent half the season as a starting point guard, competing for time with senior Jordan Howell as he struggled with lackluster play.
The Mount Clemens, Mich., product who came in as a highly touted recruit, averaged 7.4 points and 3.2 assists last season.
Crews spent about a month on the bench with questions about whether he had a heart condition. The Hampton, Va., player was later cleared and allowed to return to play, finishing the season with an average 5.4 points and four rebounds.
Crews served a monthlong suspension before the season began for being late to several team functions and because a campus resident assistant found small amounts of marijuana in Crews' on-campus apartment. Charges were never filed against Crews, who shared the apartment with other students.

 

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