In a shocking move on Friday night, the University of Virginia basketball program announced that forward Austin Nichols has been dismissed from the program.
“It’s a privilege to be a part of this program and Austin has lost that privilege,” Bennett said. “We have standards for our student-athletes and when those standards aren’t met, there are consequences and this is the unfortunate consequence.”
Nichols was the second-leading scorer just two games into the new season, he had 11 points and three rebounds in his only game appearance this season. It will be the only game he played for Virginia after transferring from Memphis and sitting out the 2015-16 season.