Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox dismisses Brandon Morris

Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox dismisses Brandon Morris

July 15th, 2014 by David Paschall in Sports - College

Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox dismissed junior forward Brandon Morris from the team Monday.

Morris was arrested this past weekend in Athens on a felony count of marijuana possession with the intent to sell. He averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds this past season and started 25 of Georgia's 31 games.

"This program has a strong expectation of citizenship, and every one of our players understands this," Fox said in a released statement. "This expectation does not mean that mistakes will not happen. When they do, I always deal with them appropriately.

"Brandon had a very clear understanding of our expectation. We've offered Brandon as much help as we can as he leaves in hope that he can continue his career somewhere else."

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