That means Caracter won't play this season, though he could return in 2009-10.
"If Derrick is willing to grow up in the game of life and we can help him realize his potential, then we are there to help him. But that's a big if. He will not be a part of our team next year. He will have to measure up in three areas -- as a student, as a person and as a basketball player -- before I will entertain the possibility of him returning to our team for the 2009-10 season.
"We expect him to get a job, pay for school on his own, get in shape and abide by the other steps I have reviewed with him. If he measures up, then he can earn his way back. But that remains to be seen."