Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Spears will also miss season-opener

Charlotte 49ers forward Shamari Spears, a transfer from Boston College, has been suspended for Friday's season opener against UNC Asheville.

Spears is serving a one-game suspension for a a violation of an unspecified team rule, school officials said.

The 49ers will now be without at least three players for Friday's opener. Freshman Gohkan Sirin must serve a NCAA-mandated one-game suspension for participating in a professional club team and junior forward An'Juan Wilderness will miss 2 to 4 weeks due to a calf injury.

Senior point guard DiJuan Harris, who sprained his ankle in practice last week, is probably for Friday's game.

Spears, a 6-6, 245-pound forward, is expected to give Charlotte a dominant inside presence this season. He had 26 points, four rebounds and was 12-for-12 from the free throw line in Charlotte's 91-70 exhibition win over Johnson C. Smith.


Jon said...

Spears, Sirin, and Wilderness out, Bowden and Harris in? Be sure to update us who is out and in tomorrow. We may not have enough to field a team.

Anonymous said...

Here we go with the injuries again. Maybe we'll have some definite news on Harrris by the time this article appears in print. (I assume Niner news will appear in print just like all the other schools)

Anonymous said...

This is just stupid. He waits an entire year to be eligibile than does something to get suspended. Use your head Spears. We need you.

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