BYU’s Leading Rebounder Dismissed From Team

by March 02, 2011

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

It’s been nothing but smooth sailing for Jimmer Fredette and BYU the past month, but it appears that the Cougars will need to deal with a little adversity in March as sophomore forward Brandon Davies was dismissed from the team on Tuesday for violating the school’s honor code.

Davies was third on the team in scoring at 11.1 ppg and led the team with 6.2 rpg. He had more than doubled both his scoring and rebounding averages in his second season and was the tallest player in the starting five.

BYU has a very strict honor code, which can be found here. It is unclear what violation Davies made, but the team plans to make a statement after Wednesday’s game.

It does not appear this decision has any chance to be overturned.

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

School spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said Tuesday night that the school does not release details regarding violations of the code. She said the Honor Code Office of the university owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints became aware of the violation on Monday and that a review is under way.

“Some decisions regarding Brandon’s future on the basketball team and his status as a student are yet to be determined,” Jenkins said.

With just two regular season games remaining on the schedule, the Cougars will have very little time to adapt to a new rotation. With Fredette, BYU should be able to hang with any team in the country, but its thin frontcourt might now be its demise in the NCAA tournament.