2 top Edwardsville players dismissed from team

 EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) — Two of the top players on Edwardsville High Schoolbasketball team have been dismissed for unspecified violations of school and team rules.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that senior Brendan Wheeler and junior Quincy Morgan missed the Tigers’ past two games heading into their Tuesday night game against visiting East St. Louis. The Tigers entered that matchup 6-5 overall and 2-2 in the Southwestern Conference.

Mike Waldo confirmed the dismissals but said he could not elaborate.

The 6-foot-2 Wheeler was a shooting guard who averaged a team-high 21.2 points a game and hit 52 percent of his 3-point attempts. Morgan is a 6-foot-2 point guard who averaged nearly 9 points and 9 assists.

Electronic messages sent to Wheeler and Morgan on Tuesday were not returned.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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