Bulls veteran Chris Perry dismissed
Veteran Bulls PF Chris Perry, whose college career has been impeded by health and discipline issues the last two years, has been dismissed for an unspecified rules violation.
Perry, who had not participated in any of USF's offseason individual workouts that began recently, becomes the second Bulls veteran to be dismissed in the last two weeks. On March 30, the Bulls announced PG Roddy Peters had been released for a repeated violation of school policy.
"We have standards and expectations at USF and everyone will be held accountable to them,” USF coach Orlando Antigua said in a school news release. “I appreciate Chris’ contributions to our program and wish him the best.”
Lining up alongside fellow freshman John Egbunu (now at Florida), Perry had a solid freshman season (8.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg), culminating with his selection to the American Athletic Conference's All-Rookie team. His 23 points in his collegiate debut, a 77-61 victory against Buffalo, were the most by a Bulls freshman in a season opener in seven years.
Things slowly have unraveled since. Stan Heath, the coach who recruited him out of Bartow High, was dismissed immediately after his freshman year, and Perry missed the final 12 games of his sophomore season due to a left-ventricle issue.
He was cleared to return to on-court team activities in March 2015, but missed six games this past season for an unspecified violation. He finished his junior year averaging 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds.