Sunday, March 1, 2009

JSU early signee off JUCO team

Two newspapers in Mississippi reported over the weekend that early Jax State basketball signee Trenton Marshall has been dismissed from his Jones County Junior College team for a violation of team rules.
The Laurel Leader Call said emails and phone calls to confirm the high-scoring guard was no longer on the team were not returned Saturday.
Marshall was suspended from Thursday's JUCO state championship game and the Hattiesburg American reported the player would not be with the team when it opens region tournament play Monday.
"He will not be participating with us any more," Jones coach Don Skelton told the American. "He was suspended for a violation of team rules."
Reporters checked the local police blotter in the days around the suspension announcement and did not find any incident involving the player.
Skelton told the American he has heard plenty of rumors about the cause of the suspension, but said "most of them are exaggerated or totally false.
"It's not a severe instance, I can say that," he said. "But there are going to be people who are going to run with it and act like there was something wild and crazy that happened, when really it hasn't."
It wasn't immediately known how the suspension might affect Marshall's availability with the Gamecocks.
Marshall, who attended the same high school as current Jax State quarterback Ryan Perrilloux and played for current JSU assistant Kyle Roane at Jones last year, was the nation's third-leading JUCO scorer, averaging 25.5 points a game.

1 comment:

Will said...

Do we just go after everybody else's trouble making rejects? First it was Perrilloux and now this? Come on, Gamecocks!