NCAA violation will cost Gransberry 1 game
USF senior center Kentrell Gransberry has been suspended from USF's season opener against Cleveland State after participating in a non-sanctioned basketball tournament hosted by Tracy McGrady in Auburndale last month.
USF associate athletic director Steve Horton said Wednesday that Gransberry committed an NCAA violation by taking part in an "outside competition." Because he was not paid for his play, no further violations are believed to have taken place. Incoming freshman Dominique Jones also played in the tournament, but because he had not yet started classes at USF, he did not commit any violation.
Horton said USF will self-report the violation to the NCAA, and precedent has been a suspension of one game for each non-sanctioned game played. Gransberry played in only one game, so USF expects the NCAA to follow its sanctioning of a one-game penalty.