Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fresno State loses another player

Coach Steve Cleveland has just lost another player with the academic ineligibility of Bryan Harvey. The Fresno bench contains no replacement close to being equal to Harvey so the continuing absence of Dwight O'Neil due to a broken wrist hurts even more now.

Men's player benched for season
Academic ineligibility sidelines Fresno State hoopster Harvey
Gary Estwick
The Fresno Bee

Fresno State sophomore Bryan Harvey is academically ineligible for the spring semester and will miss the rest of the 2007-08 season, men's basketball coach Steve Cleveland said Wednesday night.

Harvey, a Louisville transfer, did not travel to San Jose for tonight's Western Athletic Conference game against the Spartans.

Cleveland said he will not decide who will replace Harvey in the starting lineup until today's 10 a.m. walk-through.

"In the end, a student-athlete has to be accountable for his performance in the classroom, as well as on the floor," Cleveland said. "He did not demonstrate the [academic] performance that was needed. As a result, the consequences are pretty significant to him and this program, but there has to be accountability here."

Harvey averaged 10.6 points and five rebounds in 17 games. He becomes the third Fresno State starter to be rendered inactive this season, all for different reasons...
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