Point guard Crater lands at NAIA school
Former USF point guard Anthony Crater, dismissed from Stan Heath's team in May for an unspecified violation of team rules, has surfaced at Georgetown College, an NAIA program in Kentucky where he'll play his final season of college basketball.
Crater, who played parts of two seasons at USF after starting his college career at Ohio State, started 29 games in 2010-11, averaging 3.9 points and a team-best 4.6 assists per game. His Bulls career may be best remembered for his length-of-the-court layup with 5.1 seconds left to upset Villanova in the first round of the Big East conference tournament in March.
Crater's dismissal will leave the Bulls with a first-year starter at point guard this season -- likely junior newcomer Blake Nash, with sophomore LaVonte Dority and freshman Anthony Collins also in consideration.
-- Another potential Bull this season, junior college center Andre Jackson, who signed with the Bulls but didn't get into school this fall because he didn't meet NCAA transfer requirements, has landed at Cal State-Bakersfield. Jackson hadn't finished an incomplete class when USF's fall semester started in August, but was able to enroll after completing the course because Bakersfield is on an academic quarters calendar.
-- And while we're updating erstwhile Bulls, former USF guard Jordan Dumars, the son of Pistons great Joe Dumars, said last week he has finished his playing career due to lingering injuries. He transferred to Michigan after a half-season with the Bulls but never played for the Wolverines. Dumars will continue taking classes at Michigan but will not play.