Jenifer enrolls at Kentucky school

Ex-Towson Catholic star goes with Murray State

College Basketball

October 16, 2003|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

Former Towson Catholic basketball standout Keith Jenifer has enrolled at Murray State (Ky.) University of the Ohio Valley Conference after leaving Virginia last March 5 following an indefinite suspension from the team.

The Feb. 3 suspension was a result of Jenifer's arrest in Charlottesville the day before on assault and battery charges stemming from a fight outside a bar shortly after midnight. The charge was later dismissed.

Jenifer, who was released from his scholarship in March, has two years of eligibility remaining. He will have to sit out the entire 2003-04 season under the NCAA's Division I transfer rule.

Murray State has a new coach in Mick Cronin, who came to the school from Louisville, where he was an assistant under Rick Pitino.

The Ohio Valley Conference tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Jenifer started 14 of 19 games as a sophomore point guard at Virginia and was the team's assists leader with 5.5 a game. The two-time, first-team All-Metro pick also averaged 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds as a sophomore, but his playing time decreased after point guard Majestic Mapp's return last January.

As a freshman, Jenifer was honorable mention in voting for the ACC All-Freshman team.

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