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JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

Posted on: February 23, 2012 2:06 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 2:07 pm
 
By Gary Parrish

Junior College standout Geron Johnson has been dismissed from Garden City Community College in Kansas after a reported third legal incident in recent weeks, which makes it unlikely the 6-foot-3 guard will ever play at Memphis.

Johnson committed to Memphis earlier this month.

A source close to the Memphis program told CBSSports.com on Thursday that Josh Pastner is aware of the development but that the third-year coach hasn't yet spoken with the Garden City staff or Johnson himself. The source added Memphis is still gathering information and that Johnson's future with the Tigers is uncertain, though it should be noted that even if Memphis honored the commitment it's doubtful Johnson could now qualify academically given that he's been removed from classes.

"I wish him the best," said Garden City athletic director Kris Baumann. "Things just did not work out for the young man within our program."

This is the second junior college to dismiss Johnson. The Dayton native was kicked out of Chipola College in Florida after his freshman season of basketball that followed a similarly troubling high school career during which Johnson was mostly ineligible and arrested for burglary. He is, however, an immensely talented prospect, which is why he's been given chance after chance after chance.

"If he qualifies academically I would still take a chance," Tweeted JUCO recruiting analyst Brad Winton. "Call me crazy, but he's that good."
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 5:45 pm
 

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

As opposed to...well, every other coach in the NCAA. Niles was Cal's boy...so were Jeremy Hunt and Sean Banks. Those who know little should say even less.



Since: Feb 24, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:32 pm
 

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

Hey, in 4 years, after you have lost acouple of sweet 16s and a FINAL, and he leaves due to "alledged VIOLATIONS" again, you will feel the same way.  It WILL catch up to him, and the program hes at when it does, will get the ANVIL dropped.  Hes good, but he lives in the GRAY.  Good Luck.
 



Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:10 pm
 

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

Funny how you guys
Loved Cal when he was there but call him names because he left. We are glad to
have him! Thanks!

 

You mean like you guys did to Pitino and Tubby Smith.  You should get out of that glass house soon.




Since: Feb 24, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:49 pm
 

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

Funny how you guys Loved Cal when he was there but call him names because he left.  We are glad to have him!  Thanks!



Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:42 pm
 

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

Memphis don’t worry, you will never see Johnson’s Johnson on that campus…Hey Andy Kennedy, Memphis got you another cast off for Ole Miss




Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:09 am
 

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

Niles...I forgot about that guy.  What a fat slob!



Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:40 am
 

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

Pastner doesn't mess around with troublemakers. He dismissed Niles from the team a few seasons ago, booted Jelan Kendrick before he ever played a game and most likely will revoke the offer. He wants to win, but with character guys.
Which must be why he's recruiting such high-character guys...


big tiger fan
Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:35 pm
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big tiger fan
Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:32 pm
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Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:27 pm
 

JUCO star/Memphis recruit dismissed from school

It doesn't matter where he ends up.....he will get booted out again until there are no more chances. The ending to this story has already been written and it will not be a pleasant one. This guy is hardwired for self-destruction.


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