Crean dismisses Brandon McGee for ‘negligence’

  • 05/22/2008 2:33 pm in

The exodus continues. Though exodus probably isn’t the best word, because that would imply that everybody leaving is doing so because they want to. Anyway, Brandon McGee is officially peaced. A release from IU media relations:

Indiana Men’s Basketball Coach Tom Crean announced today that freshman Brandon McGee (Chicago/Crane HS) has been dismissed from the program for academic and team guideline negligence.

“Our coaching and support staff tried to make this work out, but we felt that there were some basic standard operating procedures that were not being met,” said Crean.  “I feel badly for his family and Coach (Anthony) Longstreet (Crane Head Coach) who were helping us to try and make this work, but in the end it just was not possible to continue in the current direction.”

He played in just 17 games and averaged 1.5 points and 1.0 rebounds.

My favorite part about these releases are the coded quotes. I could spend at least 1,000 words trying to spell out exactly what Crean is trying to say above, but what’s the point? McGee wasn’t going to class, or didn’t care, or whatever, and now he’s gone. We never really had a chance to see if he had any talent last year, so c’est la vie, monfrere, as they say in Latin.

Hopefully McGee lands well, and IU can replace those 1.5 points. Should be incredibly difficult.

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  • You got that right. Let's take a look at the class…

    Tom Pritchard
    Role player, a Sean Kline clone.

    Matt Roth
    He's a great 3 point shooter and well that's it.

    Nick Williams
    This is the guy to keep an eye on. Could be a star one day. Has size, strength, athleticism and ability.

    Verdell Jones
    Has some skill, but needs muscle & strength, Big10 guards will punish him.

    Tijan Jobe
    A raw, limited big man. He's 22 and might have already peaked.

    Devan Dumes
    Solid player, nothing spectacular. The transition from the JC ranks to the Big10 will be a struggle.

    Daniel Moore
    An Errek Suhr type of player, nuff said.

    Kory Barnett
    WHO?

    Broderick Lewis
    Raw, athletic and undersized.

  • You got that right. Let's take a look at the class…

    Tom Pritchard
    Role player, a Sean Kline clone.

    Matt Roth
    He's a great 3 point shooter and well that's it.

    Nick Williams
    This is the guy to keep an eye on. Could be a star one day. Has size, strength, athleticism and ability.

    Verdell Jones
    Has some skill, but needs muscle & strength, Big10 guards will punish him.

    Tijan Jobe
    A raw, limited big man. He's 22 and might have already peaked.

    Devan Dumes
    Solid player, nothing spectacular. The transition from the JC ranks to the Big10 will be a struggle.

    Daniel Moore
    An Errek Suhr type of player, nuff said.

    Kory Barnett
    WHO?

    Broderick Lewis
    Raw, athletic and undersized.

  • bahickma

    I completely agree. Lance Stemler, Mike White, and Jamarcus Ellis dominated at the JC level. They really weren't capable of doing too much at the D1 level. I don't really like us recruiting JC players just because there are so many unknowns. The competition is bad and their numbers are probably inflated a little. Also, it's hard to evaluate someone when they are playing against bad competition.

  • bahickma

    I completely agree. Lance Stemler, Mike White, and Jamarcus Ellis dominated at the JC level. They really weren't capable of doing too much at the D1 level. I don't really like us recruiting JC players just because there are so many unknowns. The competition is bad and their numbers are probably inflated a little. Also, it's hard to evaluate someone when they are playing against bad competition.

  • bahickma

    I completely agree. Lance Stemler, Mike White, and Jamarcus Ellis dominated at the JC level. They really weren't capable of doing too much at the D1 level. I don't really like us recruiting JC players just because there are so many unknowns. The competition is bad and their numbers are probably inflated a little. Also, it's hard to evaluate someone when they are playing against bad competition.