Suspended Gamecocks basketball players leave program

Suspended Gamecocks basketball players leave program


AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Suspended forwards Demetrius Henry and Shamiek Sheppard won't be returning to South Carolina's basketball team next year.

Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said on Tuesday that the 6-foot-9 Henry, 6-6 Sheppard and little used guard Reggie Theus Jr. would all transfer from South Carolina.

Henry and Sheppard were suspended on Feb. 17 for the rest of the regular season by Martin for actions detrimental to the team. The decision was announced hours before the Gamecocks won at Georgia. Martin said he'd revisit their status before the Southeastern Conference tournament, yet neither played again.

Henry announced last month on Twitter he was leaving. Sheppard's future with the team was unclear until Martin's announcement.

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