USF PG Anthony Crater Dismissed from Team

Bulls senior point guard Anthony Crater has been dismissed from the USF men's basketball program due to a violation of team rules, head coach Stan Heath confirmed on Monday.

USF senior point guard Anthony Crater has been dismissed from the Bulls' men's basketball program due to a violation of team rules, head coach Stan Heath confirmed on Monday.

"I am disappointed for Anthony," said Heath. "He is a good young man, who made a number of positive contributions to our program, but he made some mistakes and was unable to meet our team's standard. I am hopeful he will learn from this experience and achieve great things in the future."

Crater, who was recovering from shoulder surgery was the Bulls most experienced point guard on the roster and Led the Bulls with 137 assists (4.6 per game) which was good for 71st in the NCAA in assists per game. In Big EAST play Crater was ranked fourth in the in assists (5.06 apg) and fifth in assist to turnover ratio (2.17) in league games. Overall, Crater averaged 4.6 assists, 3.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 30 games for the Bulls and started 29 of 30 games, missing three due to injury.

USF had two reserve guards already transfer after the 2010-11 season, with senior Shedrick Haynes and sophomore Mike Burwell both leaving the team. The Bulls do have two point guards coming in this summer in JUCO standout Blake Nash and Houston guard Anthony Collins.


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