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La Salle announces departure of forward Savon Goodman

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Arizona State forward Savon Goodman, left, shoots around Oregon State guard Gary Payton II during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men’s tournament Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)


Less than two weeks after enrolling at La Salle as a graduate student, a front court player expected to bolster the Explorers’ depth in 2016-17 has left the program.

Thursday afternoon the program announced that Savon Goodman, who most recently played at Arizona State, had withdrawn from classes for personal reasons. No further information was given regarding the Philadelphia native, who averaged 9.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season.

Goodman began his career at UNLV, where he played one season before being dismissed from the program prior to the 2013-14 season. From there it was a one-year stop at Indian Hills CC, where he did not play so as to preserve a season of eligibility at the Division I level. Goodman played two seasons at Arizona State and was to use his final year of eligibility at La Salle.

Without Goodman, head coach Dr. John Giannini still has options to call upon in the front court, including returnee Tony Washington and newcomers Demetrius Henry and Cian Sullivan.