Just a couple days after it was announced that forward Devin Davis was suspended indefinitely , both he and rising senior forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea have been dismissed from the Indiana basketball program. The decision was announced via press release Thursday afternoon.
“Indiana Men’s Basketball announces that sophomore Devin Davis and senior Hanner Mosquera-Perea have been dismissed from the program effective immediately for not living up to their responsibilities to the program,” per the school.
Davis was cited for marijuana possession earlier this week, thus triggering his suspension from the team by head coach Tom Crean. While Mosquera-Perea was present when Davis was cited, he was not given a citation himself. Davis’ dismissal caps a sophomore year that did not go as planned for him.
During the preseason Davis was hit by a car driven by teammate Emmitt Holt, and as a result of the injuries he did not play at all for the Hoosiers in 2014-15. As for Mosquera-Perea, he averaged 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 19.4 minutes per game last season, starting 22 of the 26 games in which he played. Mosquera-Perea was also cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in February 2014.
Indiana had some off-court issues to deal with last offseason, with Troy Williams and former Hoosier Stanford Robinson both being suspended for multiple games at the start of the season for their issues and Robinson and Yogi Ferrell being cited for underage drinking last April.
Those situations combined with the Hoosiers being a disappointment in 2013-14 led to some turning the heat up on head coach Tom Crean during the summer prior to last season, one in which Indiana won 20 games and reached the NCAA tournament.
Unlike last season Indiana has more depth, especially in the front court thanks to the return of Williams and the addition of forwards Thomas Bryant, O.G. Anunoby and Juwan Morgan.