Freshman Jordan Neff leaves FGCU to attend school closer to Georgia home

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A few months before the FGCU Eagles went on their NCAA tournament run that captivated fans throughout the country, 6-7 forward Jordan Neff signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Atlantic Sun school.

Having led North Cobb (Ga.) High School to a 26-5 record, the Kennesaw native was a newcomer many were excited about even with the change in head coach from Andy Enfield (now at USC) to Joe Dooley. However, plans have changed.

On Wednesday afternoon the school announced that Neff has decided to leave the program, citing family concerns as the reason for his departure. Neff, who averaged 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game last season, will attend Gordon State College (Ga.) according to the Naples (Fla.) Daily News.

“I’d like to thank coach Dooley, the staff and my teammates for helping me improve on and off the floor the past few months,” Neff said in the release announcing his decision. “While this is a difficult decision for me to make, I know that at this time it is the right one for not only me but also my family. I wish my teammates and FGCU all the best this year.”

While the loss of a valuable commit is never celebrated, FGCU won’t be crippled by Neff’s departure. The Eagles lost just two seniors from last season’s team (guard Sherwood Brown and forward Eddie Murray), and with four starters returning there’s more than enough experience for coach Dooley to work with.

There’s also the addition of Marquette transfer Jamail Jones, who’s now eligible to play after sitting out the 2012-13 season per NCAA transfer rules. With Neff’s decision to leave the program FGCU will add just one freshman this year, 6-7 forward Logan Hovey, with three Division I transfers sitting out the 2013-14 campaign.

VIDEO: Colorado player ejected for biting another player

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Colorado is playing Air Force tonight.

For some reason or another, Colorado’s Tory Miller got mad at Air Force’s Hayden Graham.

So he bit him.


At least he didn’t pretend that he teeth hurt after getting bit.

Miller, obviously, was ejected. Colorado ended up winning the game.

VIDEO: Colorado’s Tory Miller ejected after biting opponent

Dusan Ristic, Tory Miller
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Wednesday night Colorado forward Tory Miller made his first start of the season, but unfortunately for him the evening did not produce a positive finish.

Miller, who replaced Wesley Gordon in the starting lineup, played just 13 minutes in the Buffaloes’ 81-70 win over Air Force before being ejected in the second half for biting an opposing player. Miller bit the shoulder of Air Force’s Hayden Graham with 12:25 remaining, less than a minute after scoring his lone basket of the game.

One would expect that this would lead to further disciplinary action, and whether or not this is deemed to be an act of fighting (which one would expect in this instance) is important from a rules standpoint. Not only would such a ruling result in a one-game suspension, but a second such infraction (fighting) would lead to the player missing the remainder of the season per NCAA rules.

Vine credit: Mat Smith