In shocking news, UCLA basketball center Anthony Stover has been dismissed from the team due to academic reasons.
If you recall correctly, Stover was given a nod of approval by every UCLA fan to get starting minutes over oft-maligned big man Josh Smith. Stover brought a lot of energy off the bench while being UCLA’s premier defender down low.
Things like this happen often, though, and Stover unfortunately didn’t have his shit together, which is ironic since he could have replaced Josh Smith for not having his shit together.
This is unfortunate because Stover is a good kid. But from a basketball standpoint, Stover won’t be missed all that much. UCLA has a ton of depth up front with Tony Parker, Travis Wear and Smith being viable options at the pivot. Stover had the highest blocking percentage by far of all UCLA players, so there will be an issue with that for sure.
We are sad to see him go, and we wish him the best.
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