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Four Robert Morris players suspended for a year

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On Friday, Robert Morris announced that four players, including freshmen Jeremiah Worthem and Britton Lee, would be suspended indefinitely for violations of university rules.

The school wouldn’t specify the nature of the violations, but on Wednesday, they did go into detail regarding the length of the suspensions: one year.

“No criminal charges will be filed in this matter. Out of respect for these young men’s privacy, we will not be disclosing further details,” school spokesman Jonathan Potts told the Post-Gazette today. “As RMU Athletic Director Craig Coleman stated last week, we trust that these young men have learned from their mistake and will become better individuals as a result.”

Worthem had been averaging 8.9 points and 4.1 boards this season. Lee had played in four games. Two other members of the team, Evan Grey and Shaire Tolson-Ford, are walk-ons.

It doesn’t help that two other members of the program — Mike McFadden and Desjuan Newtown — have recently been absent as they reportedly are deciding whether or not to remain with the team.

Despite all the roster attrition, the Colonials are currently 6-0 in the NEC.

VIDEO: Marquette’s Henry Ellenson shows off his versatility

Marquette's Henry Ellenson is fouled by Providence's Ben Bentil as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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I’m on record saying that I would consider Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson if I had the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and while, at this point, I think that Brandon Ingram is probably going to end up going No. 2 — (Maybe No. 1???) — I still believe that Ellenson is going to be one of the best players from this draft class.

Why?

Well, just take a look at these highlights from the 26-point, 16-rebound performance he had in a win over Providence last night.

Then remember that Ellenson is 6-foot-11:

POSTERIZED: Pensacola State’s Jamal Thomas dunks through block attempt, makes coach go nuts

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A solid poster dunk went down in the junior college ranks last night as Pensacola State sophomore Jamal Thomas finished a dunk through a block attempt against Northwest Florida State.

The 6-foot-3 Thomas used his power and momentum to go through the opposing shot blocker and the play made his head coach, Pete Pena, go nuts with an over-exaggerated fist pump. The video is short, but be sure to watch for Pena’s reaction near the logo at the top right of the screen.