Welcome! Login | Register
 

The Scoop: Magaziner Calls Almonte a Liar, Cianci Blasts Harrop’s Elorza Donation, and More—Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m.…

Hodgson Blasts Kilmartin For Breaking Crime Lab Promise—Republican candidate for Attorney General candidate Dawson Hodgson…

Simmons to Deliver Lecture for Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Opening—Brown University President Emerita Ruth J. Simmons will…

Russell Moore: Taveras’ Police Department Spin Boomerangs—Maybe at this point lame duck Providence Mayor…

Mattiello and Paiva Weed Say Vote Yes on Question 4 for URI—In a recent commentary in these pages, engineer…

LISTEN: The 15 Most Competitive RI General Assembly Races of 2014—Election Day is two weeks from Tuesday --…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Gary Morse: Raimondo’s Economic Trojan Horse—Last week, Treasurer Raimondo declared that a core…

Smart Benefits: When Dental and Vision Don’t Count…Under PPAC, That Is—The IRS, DOL and HHS recently issued final…

5 Good Things That Happened To The Patriots This Weekend—Pats relaxed as good things happened for them.

Newport Superior Court to Hold Hearing on Possible Campaign Violations by Anti-Casino Group—The Newport Superior Court will hold a hearing…

 
 

Mike Powell Asks URI For His Release

Saturday, December 21, 2013

 

Mike Powell has asked for his release from the University of Rhode Island Men's Basketball Program, the University said in a statement this morning.

"We will continue to support Mike as he finishes his academic obligations here at Rhode Island and pursues his future options as a student-athlete," said head coach Dan Hurley. "We wish him well in all his future endeavors."

Powell was a 2 year starter as a freshman and a sophomore and started the first 7 games of this season before giving way to Biggie Minnis at the point guard spot.  After averaging over 36 minutes per game last season, Powell played just one minute in his final game for URI, a loss to George Mason.

Powell averaged nearly 9 points per game over his first two seasons but saw that number drop to 2.6 points per game this season.  He was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules before the PC game on December 5th,

His release from the program marks an unsurprising end to Powell's run as a Ram.  It was clear early on in the season that he would be replaced in the starting lineup at some point, and the situation seemed to spiral out of control from there.  The Chicago native will transfer and play his last season and a half somewhere else.

URI resumes play Sunday afternoon when they host New Hampshire at the Ryan Center at 2 p.m.  The team is down to 9 scholarship players, with Powell off the roster and sophomore Jordan Hare still on a leave of absence.  Sophomore big man Mike Aaman was the victim of an alleged assault outside a Narragansett house party last weekend, according to a police report obtained by the South County Independent.

With Aaman and Hare out until further notice, URI will continue to play with only 3 true frontcourt players in Gilvydas Biruta, Ifeanyi Onyekaba, and Hassan Martin.  With Powell gone, Minnis is the only true point guard left on the roster.

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.