Caracter off team for now

Louisville signee Derrick Caracter is currently off the Notre Dame Prep team. The 6-9 forward didn't make his teams trip to Springfield, Mass. over the weekend and his status on Bill Barton's team remains uncertain. has the latest.

Derrick Caracter, a 6-foot-9 forward from Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., did not make the trip to the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield, Mass.

According to head coach Bill Barton, Caracter did not meet certain guidelines. "He wasn't up to Notre Dame's standards of effort and attitude," Barton said.

Barton has left the door open for the Louisville recruit to come back and play. For now, Barton said Caracter will return to school this week to resume his studies.

Caracter did play last Saturday at the Big Apple basketball High School invitational held in New York City. However, he stayed behind in New York City after the game was over and was not on the bus back to Springfield, Mass.

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