Will Graves(Dudley HS) dismissed from UNC Tar Heel basketball team

Posted by Andy Durham on October 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm under College, High School | 2 Comments to Read

from www.wralsportsfan.com:

Will Graves has been dismissed from the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team for failure to comply with team rules, head coach Roy Williams announced today.

“This is 100 percent not related to any NCAA matters on campus,” said Williams in a statement to the media.

“I hate this for Will. He worked extremely hard this summer to get himself physically in the best shape he’s been in years, but he did not do everything he needed to do to be a part of our basketball program. This is a huge blow to our team, but an even bigger blow for Will. Playing for the Tar Heels meant so much to him.”

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  • CoachKnow said,

    I wonder if that will help or hurt UNC (APR) Academic Progress Rate

    Academic Progress Rate (APR): The APR is a real-time assessment of teams’ academic performance. The APR awards two points each term to student-athletes who meet academic-eligibility standards and who remain with the institution. A team’s APR is the total points earned by the team at a given time divided by the total points possible.

    Historical penalties:. Historically based penalties carry significant sanctions for teams that the APR identifies as chronic under-performers. The penalties are incremental, beginning with a warning once teams fall below a 900 APR cut score. Historical penalties progress to practice and financial aid restrictions, postseason bans and ultimately restricted membership in Division I. Teams scoring below 900 are subject to further examination to determine if historical penalties are warranted. Teams are compared against the bottom 10 percent within their sport, the general student body academic performance at the institution, and performance expectation based on the resources of the institution.

    Immediate penalties:. Known also as contemporaneous penalties, these occur when a team with an APR score below 925 loses a student-athlete who would not have been academically eligible had he or she returned (an “0-for-2” student-athlete). An immediate penalty means that the team cannot re-award that grant-in-aid to another player. This penalty is not automatically applied when teams fall below the APR cut point; it is applied only when teams below that line do not retain an academically ineligible player.
    Some exceptions apply.

    925: This is the cut score the Division I Board of Directors approved for immediate (or contemporaneous) penalties. APR scores have already become meaningful numbers to the NCAA membership and general public. Based on prior data, an APR score of 925 (out of 1,000) translates to about a 60 percent Graduation Success Rate.

    900: This is the cut score for historical penalties. This benchmark of 900 APR translates to about a 45 percent Graduation Success Rate.

    0-for-2:. An “0-for-2” student-athlete is one who is neither academically eligible nor remains with the institution. An 0-for-2 player might be one who transfers, leaves the institution for personal reasons or leaves to turn pro and would not have been academically eligible upon returning. These are the types of situations the academic-reform structure is most meant to address since 0-for-2 situations are most damaging to a team’s APR. While teams cannot always control the reasons student-athletes leave, the immediate (or contemporaneous) penalty holds them accountable for trying to ensure that student-athletes are academically eligible during their college tenures.

  • Tom said,

    I don’t know why he has been let go from the team, but this is an absolute shame. You know that Coach Williams had a good reason. There are only a few reasons why someone would get kicked off the team. Insubordination, academic failings, drug/alcohol issues or other issues with the law. With the issues he had previously, Coach Williams gave him the guidelines he needed to follow in order to stay on the team. He obviously could not follow those rules. I feel bad for him because he is the only one who suffers from his actions. UNC will find another all-american to take his place. To lose a year of playing college ball is a terrible thing. I hope he has the sense to finish his degree requirements and end up on high note.