"Cedrick McAfee and Josh Langford have been dismissed from the Auburn men's basketball team for a violation of team rules," Coach Tony Barbee announced on Friday. "Noel Johnson has been suspended indefinitely. We will have no further comment at this time."
Langford, a six-foot-seven forward from Huntsville, had his season cut short due to a concussion suffered in a road game vs. Arkansas. He played in 14 contests this past season with five starts. Langford averaged 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds. As a freshman the highly-regarded prospect averaged 4.6 points and 2.6 rebounds while playing in all 31 games with 12 starts.
McAfee, a six--foot-three guard from Melrose High in Memphis, suffered a stress fracture in his foot and was shut down early in the season. He played just 19 minutes in three games and did not score as a freshman.
McAfee said that he hoped he would have the option to return to the Auburn team as a redshirt freshman, but Barbee's statement made it clear that will not be able to happen. "As of right now it is not finalized where I might go," the guard said.
Asked how he is recovering from his injury, McAfee said, "It is doing a lot better."
Johnson, a six-foot-six guard, became eligible to play after the first semester following a transfer from Clemson. He played in 19 games with three starts.
Plagued by injuries he averaged just 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds, which was a major disappointment for Barbee, who was expecting the guard to be one of the team's top scorers.
Earlier this spring a pair of freshmen, center Willy Kouassi and forward Bernard Morena, announced their plans to transfer to another college. Morena was injured and did not play. Kouassi saw limited time in a backup role.