Almost two months after being cited for marijuana possession in Louisville, former Cardinals forward Chane Behanan had that citation dismissed, according to a report from Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal.
Back on April 2, Behanan was cited with marijuana possession at a traffic stop in Louisville. It was the latest incident in a tumultuous season for the 6-foot-7 forward. He was suspended indefinitely from the team in October, earned his way back, only to be dismissed after appearing in only 12 games as a junior.
“It was a humbling experience,” he told the Courier-Journal.
In January, Behanan elected to transfer to Colorado State. That commitment was brief, as he declared for the 2014 NBA Draft in late-April. He’s projected to go undrafted, though, he has workouts lined up with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Philadelphia 76ers. Behanan has recently finished a stint in Houston at John Lucas’ rehabilitation and training program.
Behanan averaged 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds as a sophomore, helping Louisville claim the 2013 National Title.
On Monday, former Louisville forward and Colorado State transfer Chane Behanan announced he would enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
However, during the 2013-2014 season, Behanan made most of his headlines off the court. He was dismissed from the Louisville basketball team in December, and earlier this month was cited for marijuana possession.
Behanan pleaded not guilty to that citation on Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson County District Court, according to the Mark Boxley of the Courier-Journal.
Court documents state that Behanan’s pretrial is set for June 11 at 9 a.m.
Behanan was an instrumental part to the Cardinals’ 2013 National Title, averaging 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He appeared in only 12 games this past season for Louisville, averaging 7.6 and 6.3 boards in 18.6 minutes per game.
He announced his decision to transfer to Colorado State in January.
It’s looking more and more likely that ex-Louisville Cardinal Chane Behanan will never suit up for Colorado State after all.
“My feeling is Chane is going to go pro, if he hasn’t already,” Colorado State head coach Eustachy told the Denver Post. “We talked about it. I have a feeling that’s going to happen in the next few days.
“Chane is a great kid. He’ll do fine in the NBA. From Day One, I thought this was a possibility. We took a shot.”
Earlier this week, Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv reported that Chane Behanan had hired an agent and was planning on declaring for the NBA Draft.
Behanan was kicked off of the Louisville basketball team back in December. “Away from the lines, he just did not do the right things over and over and over,” Rick Pitino said at the time. Behanan, spending some time at John Lucas’ facility in Houston, committed to play at Colorado State for Larry Eustachy, who also spent time with Lucas to deal with substance abuse issues.
Behanan was cited for marijuana possession earlier this month.