ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball coach Tommy Amaker has announced that freshman Marcus Bennett (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance HS) will leave the university and that sophomore Josh Moore (Newark, N.J./St. Thomas More Prep, Conn.) has been declared academically ineligible for the upcoming winter semester.
"Marcus has decided to reevaluate his educational options, and he will unfortunately be leaving the University of Michigan," said Amaker. "We are certainly disappointed and extremely sorry to be losing a young man of whom we are all extremely fond. We will give Marcus our full support and wish him and his family nothing but the best."
"Josh was deemed academically ineligible and has been dismissed from participating in the Michigan basketball program," said Amaker. "We have high academic standards here at the University of Michigan, and we are going to enforce those standards. We are going to build a program of which this university and our fans can be proud -- on and off the basketball court."
Bennett, a 6-2 guard, did not participate in any regular-season games for the Wolverines. Moore, a 7-2 center, has played in 29 career games, including the first three contests this season, and owns career averages of 4.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
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