Alan Major announced Tuesday that he has dismissed Shamari Spears from the Charlotte basketball team.
"It is the decision of our coaching staff that Shamari Spears and our team part ways at this time," Major said. "We want to wish him the best in his future endeavors and we will continue to move forward as a team."
Spears was suspended for a "violation of team rules" before the Nov. 27 game against Radford. The 6-foot-6 forward was averaging a team-high 17.0 points and 3.2 rebounds. He averaged 16.0 points and 5.9 rebounds last season.
Charlotte is 4-6 this season.
The 49ers play No. 7 Tennessee on Friday night.