Coppin players dismissed for rule violations

January 05, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Coppin State announced that senior Donnell Thomas and sophomore LeMar Ruffin have been dismissed from the men's basketball team for violating team rules.

Thomas, a 6-foot-8 post player, had played in all 14 of the Eagles' games, including eight as a starter, and was averaging 3.7 points and 3.6 rebounds.

Last season, his first at Coppin after two years in junior college, he averaged 4.8 rebounds to rank third on the team.

Ruffin, a 6-8 forward, had played in one game this season as a reserve. He averaged 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds in 20 games last year.

Coppin (3-11, 1-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) will play at Delaware State today at 4 p.m.

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